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How do I remove the Suggested Sites list from the Favorites Bar in IE8?

Just to be clear, I am not asking about how to turn Suggested Sites on or 
off.  I don't want it to even appear on the screen.

--Tom 


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Reply Thomas 12/14/2009 6:33:20 PM

"Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message 
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> IE8
>
> How do I remove the Suggested Sites list from the Favorites Bar in IE8?
>
> Just to be clear, I am not asking about how to turn Suggested Sites on or 
> off.  I don't want it to even appear on the screen.
>
> --Tom
>

Tools>Options>Advanced, uncheck Enable Suggested Sites.

The sites will no longer appear on the Favorites Bar. The most you will see 
is on the bottom of the Favorites Bar is a button to Trun On Suggested 
Sites. You can click the Gold Star under the File Menu (if you have the 
menus set to display) -- the Gold Star is always there, it's the Menu Bar 
that can be turned off -- and the Favorites Bar will go away and take the 
Suggested Sites with it.

I keep the Menu Bar showing, then select Favorites andn choose from the drop 
down box, and never use the Gold Star.


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Reply Jeff 12/14/2009 8:07:28 PM

> Tools>Options>Advanced, uncheck Enable Suggested Sites.
>
> The sites will no longer appear on the Favorites Bar. The most you will 
> see is on the bottom of the Favorites Bar is a button to Trun On Suggested 
> Sites. You can click the Gold Star under the File Menu (if you have the 
> menus set to display) -- the Gold Star is always there, it's the Menu Bar 
> that can be turned off -- and the Favorites Bar will go away and take the 
> Suggested Sites with it.

I have that option cleared and all it does is gray out the Suggested Sites, 
but it still appears on the Favorites Bar.  I have a number of shortcuts on 
the Favorites Bar, so I would like to keep that but without the Suggested 
Sites.  Sorry that I did not make that clear in my original post, but I just 
assumed that there was an easy way to make that happen without removing the 
Favorites Bar itself.

--Tom 


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Reply Thomas 12/14/2009 10:47:27 PM

I found how to do this.  Suggested Sites is a shortcut in the Links folder. 
Go to C:\Document and Settings\<Profile Nmae>\Favorites\Links and delete the 
Suggested Sites shortcut.

--Tom


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Reply Thomas 12/14/2009 11:06:23 PM

"Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message 
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>> Tools>Options>Advanced, uncheck Enable Suggested Sites.
>>
>> The sites will no longer appear on the Favorites Bar. The most you will 
>> see is on the bottom of the Favorites Bar is a button to Trun On 
>> Suggested Sites. You can click the Gold Star under the File Menu (if you 
>> have the menus set to display) -- the Gold Star is always there, it's the 
>> Menu Bar that can be turned off -- and the Favorites Bar will go away and 
>> take the Suggested Sites with it.
>
> I have that option cleared and all it does is gray out the Suggested 
> Sites, but it still appears on the Favorites Bar.  I have a number of 
> shortcuts on the Favorites Bar, so I would like to keep that but without 
> the Suggested Sites.  Sorry that I did not make that clear in my original 
> post, but I just assumed that there was an easy way to make that happen 
> without removing the Favorites Bar itself.
>


I do not have any Suggested Sites because I never enabled that feature.

Those sites must be stored somewhere that needs to be cleaned out. It sounds 
as if you once had the feature turned ON, it collected a list of 
suggestions, then you turned the feature OFF. The suggestions are now gray.

I don't know where they would be held, but clearing out your History should 
get rid of the suggestions. Of course, clearing History has it's own impact 
that you might consider. I clear my history everytime I close IE. I don't 
care to keep my History because I once had space issues that I don't have 
now, but I've learned that history isn't very helpful so I clear it.

I get to my Favorites by clicking the Favorites Menu and selecting whichever 
Favorite I have my heart set on.






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Reply Jeff 12/14/2009 11:07:38 PM

Try rightclick/Delete - the option is there but, don't know if it will come 
back.

-- 
~ john aka: jopa

"Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message 
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>> Tools>Options>Advanced, uncheck Enable Suggested Sites.
>>
>> The sites will no longer appear on the Favorites Bar. The most you will 
>> see is on the bottom of the Favorites Bar is a button to Trun On 
>> Suggested Sites. You can click the Gold Star under the File Menu (if you 
>> have the menus set to display) -- the Gold Star is always there, it's the 
>> Menu Bar that can be turned off -- and the Favorites Bar will go away and 
>> take the Suggested Sites with it.
>
> I have that option cleared and all it does is gray out the Suggested 
> Sites, but it still appears on the Favorites Bar.  I have a number of 
> shortcuts on the Favorites Bar, so I would like to keep that but without 
> the Suggested Sites.  Sorry that I did not make that clear in my original 
> post, but I just assumed that there was an easy way to make that happen 
> without removing the Favorites Bar itself.
>
> --Tom
> 


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Reply jopa66 12/14/2009 11:12:34 PM

Yep. It will come back to haut you. Move the Suggest Sites Web Slice to a 
different folder from (links/Favorites Bar) to hide it from your face.

This will retain the registry entries for the Web Slice (IE will re-create 
the registry entries if it does not find it) and the linked Internet 
Shortcut file.

Regards.

"jopa66" <jopa66@thehotmail.com> wrote in message 
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> Try rightclick/Delete - the option is there but, don't know if it will 
> come back.
>
> -- 
> ~ john aka: jopa
>
> "Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message 
> news:OIqNq9QfKHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Tools>Options>Advanced, uncheck Enable Suggested Sites.
>>>
>>> The sites will no longer appear on the Favorites Bar. The most you will 
>>> see is on the bottom of the Favorites Bar is a button to Trun On 
>>> Suggested Sites. You can click the Gold Star under the File Menu (if you 
>>> have the menus set to display) -- the Gold Star is always there, it's 
>>> the Menu Bar that can be turned off -- and the Favorites Bar will go 
>>> away and take the Suggested Sites with it.
>>
>> I have that option cleared and all it does is gray out the Suggested 
>> Sites, but it still appears on the Favorites Bar.  I have a number of 
>> shortcuts on the Favorites Bar, so I would like to keep that but without 
>> the Suggested Sites.  Sorry that I did not make that clear in my original 
>> post, but I just assumed that there was an easy way to make that happen 
>> without removing the Favorites Bar itself.
>>
>> --Tom
>>
>
>
> 
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Reply rob 12/15/2009 12:23:50 AM


"Thomas M." wrote:

> I found how to do this.  Suggested Sites is a shortcut in the Links folder. 
> Go to C:\Document and Settings\<Profile Nmae>\Favorites\Links and delete the 
> Suggested Sites shortcut.
> 
> --Tom
> Nice going Tom. Can you be more specific on how to do it ? Click by click for a novice.  Thanks

Doug
> 
> .
> 
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