Ah, but what was your answer Robear?
I too have been struggling to get some room back on screen after updating to
I too have managed to turn off the tabs, but am still left with the
pointless favourites star keeping that whole line open.
I also have what seems to be another total waste of space in top left of the
display in the form of a google search box that apart from the icon seems to
be just an unnecessary duplication of the google toolbar below it!
Where are the proper view settings to remove/tidy all this clutter?
Also with the tabs, I noticed that IE8 was spending an age trying to
'connect' with my 'home page', about blank: why would it have to 'connect'
with anything to display this? [This may be a continuation of the hanging
problems I was getting with IE6 mind: the tabs perhaps just showing it up a
On the face of it there seems to be a decided lack of user control on the
appearance of IE8, and if you have ways to get rid of the favourites icon
for starters, that would be v useful.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> [<pst> We saw your first post.]
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Getting rid of tabbed browsing like in IE 7 does get rid of the
>> favorites icon. Getting rid of the favorites bar does not get rid of
>> the favorites icon. Does anyone know a registry hack to get rid of the
>> favorites icon?