Re: IE8 Favorites Side bar-very slow
Did you downgrade to IE7?
The Favorites Bar folder in IE8 favorites still points to the
Acid test: type shell:favorites\links in the IE address bar to open Windows
Explorer at the Favorites Bar/aks Links folder.
In IE7 and later the Links folder location is customizable and can point to
any folder location. This may mean that when you downgrade to IE7 your
Links setting in the Registry may no longer point to your IE8 'Favorites
"KMK2" <KMK2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have noticed the same thing. I display the Links bar on my Task bar in
> Windows (XP, Vista & 7). With IE8 the path to Links is C:\Users\
> [user]\Favorites\Links, same as previous versions of IE, but try finding
> via Windows Explorer. Even with Hidden Files and Folders exposed it's not
> there, but it is listed (or renamed) under ...\Favorites\Favorites Bar.
> when you click to open or view the contents of the Favorites Bar it hangs
> if it's generating a view. Not critical, but frustrating. I'm still
> into it.
> "JK" wrote:
>> When using the Favorites side bar, the favorites are very slow to react.
>> mouse will hang over them. This was working fine with IE7. I have Win
>> SP3. The pull down Favorites work just fine but I'd like to find out why
>> this is happening and a fix for it.