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by user470 / March 20, 2011 8:46 PM PDT

I have Windows 7 on my computer. Can anyone tell me the difference between Start/favorites and the Favorites toolbar which is the third toolbar on top of the screen? Thank you very much. user470

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Re: toolbar
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 20, 2011 8:52 PM PDT
In reply to: favorites

I've got no such toolbar. Is it on the desktop? Or in Internet Explorer?

Do you see any difference if you compare the contents? Or are the contents the same?

Kees

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To Kees
by user470 / March 20, 2011 10:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: toolbar

To Kees: It is on Internet Explorer 8. user470

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(NT) How about answering the questions in the second line?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 21, 2011 3:01 AM PDT
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The Favorites Toolbar Is Only There If...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 21, 2011 6:46 AM PDT
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...you choose to make it there on Internet Explorer 8.. To add, or remove it, RIGHT click on a blank area in the upper toolbar area of the Internet Explorer window, then CHECK or UNCHECK the box next to "Favorites bar".

The "Start-Favorites" options isn't required either. If you click on Start, then RIGHT click on the blank area just above the "Shut down" button, then choose "Properties", then click on the "Customize" button, you can CHECK or UNCHECK the "Favorites menu" box and it will appear or disappear depending on your choice.

To answer your question though, they're basically the same. Both contain the same list of Favorites.. The main difference I see is the toolbar allows the user to quickly add a Favorite by clicking on the little "star with an arrow" button. The Start-Favorties listing only shows your current Favorites. In my opinion, the toolbar also takes up space on the IE window which prevents about a 1/2 inch of screen from being seen. I don't use it.

To each his own.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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