Hello, fellow IE Interface Syndrome sufferers!
We all want this request heard, so if you stumble on this thread down the
line, please "vote for" every post on this thread in the Discussion Groups --
expesshally Vanguard's post, as he's got the right idea for how to resolve
this. If you're reading this via NNTP, the current thread is here, where you
Indeed, if you don't mind, I'm going to post a link to this discussion on
the IE8 beta Discussion Group as well.
As to substantive remarks, let's add to Vanguard's suggestion:
The entire Favorites Center interface has had its day. The IE8 dev team
would do much better to just DITCH BOTH THE ADD TO FAVORITES / SAVE DIALOGUE
AND THE FAVORITES CENTER INTERFACES AND PROVIDE A FAVORITES SIDEBAR IN IE8
THAT IS A FULLY-FUNCTIONAL WINDOWS EXPLORER UI. Think of the advantages. No
more hassle with a molasses-like editing interface when you're trying
supposedly to "organize" (cough-cough) your Favorites. By the time you have
an overload of bookmarks you tend to have figured out the shortcut to the
Favorites and Common Feeds List are kept in Windows Explorer anyway, so that
you can actually be editing them 5x more quickly. FC just can't handle it.
IE should AT LEAST go with Vanguard's insight that you need an expandable
folder tree view in Save. But let's add that in order to handle the
navigation of the expandable folder tree, you need a bigger dialogue box. At
that point, you've really already crossed over into territory that is much
more efficiently handled through the Windows Explorer interface, not IE's
'Save Dialogue Lite.'