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  1.    06 Feb 2016 #1
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    How Favourites is supposed to work in Windows 10


    Hello
    I don't know how favourites are supposed to work in Windoxs 10 but this is certainly not user friendly !
    This is one of the reason I have instolled Google Chrome and don't use Edge

    I've saved several Favorites sites using the little Star in Windows Edge, but after saving they disappear forever in Edge Black Hole.
    Is there some magic trick dedicated to engineer to see the list of Favourite and select any ?
    In Chrome this is easy
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #2
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    and for favorites bar,the 3 dots(...)>> settings>>Favorites settings>>and:
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #3
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    Hopefully you have a dual or triple monitor setup in order to custom arrange all of your Edge Favorites! With any browser you can drag Favorites in IE or bookmarks for the rest around to rearrange what is in view on the bar or tucked away on the links tab at the right end of the Favorites bar where everything ends up out of sight! Here I had to stre....tch... Edge out to even see a partial rearrangement showing an inflexibility.

    As you have added quite a few things and watched as they stretched across the screen they dropped into the hidden zone there. And not too many have been staying with Edge as most feel it lacks a great deal of things. And as you can see from the screens Cliff S posted Edge is a bit awkward at first to get at the others hidden from view since the look of the button instead of a small dual arrow is what you click on to see the rest drop down.
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  4.    06 Feb 2016 #4
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    Thank you Cliff thank you Night Hawk
    @Cliff yes before I've see you answer (but after a while of searching) I did find that little slide button
    But it doesn't give anything on my machine : impossible to see any favorites bar whatever I try to add in Edge Favorite it disappear forever
    @night Awk You are right I'm fed-up to loose my time with that new leviathan that is Edge.
    Chrome Simply do the job.
    I was expecting something brilliant from Edge but it just brings new issues !
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  5.    06 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by olibara View Post
    Thank you Cliff thank you Night Hawk
    @Cliff yes before I've see you answer (but after a while of searching) I did find that little slide button
    But it doesn't give anything on my machine : impossible to see any favorites bar whatever I try to add in Edge Favorite it disappear forever
    @night Awk You are right I'm fed-up to loose my time with that new leviathan that is Edge.
    Chrome Simply do the job.
    I was expecting something brilliant from Edge but it just brings new issues !
    I guess you could actually give it a name like that. The new design is to make Edge a bit more isolated for security reasons by creating a sort virtual environment to a degree for web browsing. The problem however is how MS simply makes changes like this as you saw in W8 there without first having progressed far enough along to be worth the effort at the user end!

    For me the problem was mainly being able to rearrange the Favorites imported only from IE of course which had to be enabled first to then see bookmarks imported from Waterfox, FF x64, Cyberfox, etc. or whichever other browser was set for default at the time. When 10 first arrived that had been Waterfox at first still default here on the 7 side of the 10/7 dual boot! For others it has been the lack of features being a main complaint.
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  6.    06 Feb 2016 #6
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    indeed and the best security for an application is to just encourage not use it and on this matter Edge won

    Actualy I did'nt import anything from other browser because I've upgraded my new W8 laptop to Windows 10 directly when it comes out of the box
    But after some investigation on my different machines I've just discovered the problem
    When saving to favorite, Edge open a Pop-Up proposing a Name and a Location
    The location proposed is "Favorite"
    So I do not change anything because Indeed I need to save into "Favorite"
    I then press save and that's it.... the Pop-Up closes without any warning
    But in fact nothing was done !
    What must be done is to click on that "Favorite" into the Pop-Up dialog.
    It open a drop down Combo suggesting "Favorite.bar"
    Select "Favorite.bar"
    Now the new Favorite is saved and appears in the Favorite bar

    So next time you to play with Edge don't forget to have a run to the bar

    Anyway, I will stay with Google Chrome until MS propose something really more friendly & exciting !
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  7.    06 Feb 2016 #7
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    The Favorites bar or Bookmarks with IE or any other browser was always in use here. Having a mountain of things to keep track of yet still wanting them organized is easily done with every other browser except Edge. In fact in order to get some type of favorable arrangement going I had to ssssssssssssssssssssssssssstretch Edge across the dual display set up here!

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    In fact the second 20" monitor runs at the 1600x900 screen res while the primary is a 10" running at 1440x900 since I was looking at the addition screen space I found I was lacking. While those in view are able to be moved around back and forth noting Bing at the far left you cannot drag anything under the arrow up onto the bar itself. So the things you want first in view have to be the last you save in that order! A regular pain in ......
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  8.    06 Feb 2016 #8
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    Why not order them in the Hub(the 3 line icon)?
    1. Open the Hub
    2. open the Favorites bar icon
    3. arrange
    (you can also create folder on the favorites bar for less used icons and name it accordingly)
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  9.    06 Feb 2016 #9
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    One thing or rather for use here is that you are not able to do is right click to rename anything. I'll give you an example. If I wanted to rename "Ohm's calculator" to "Ohm meter" to save space on the bar itself as well as to fit more out in view with any other browser I can right click the favorite or bookmark right on the bar itself. Edge only sees the "Open in new tab" and "Delete" options while on the Favorites bar itself.

    For the rearrangement that is now the click on hub like you were saying and then on the "Favorites>Favorites Bar" folder option seen at the top of the dropdrop list of all Favorites and bookmarks which will be unassorted while most will be found in alphabetical order there until opening up the Favorites bar folder itself. Only then you can drag to rearrange and not while simply dropping the list of additional items that won't fit on the bar itself.

    With IE or FF you can actually click and drag any bookmark even from the bottom of the dropdown list onto the main bar where you want it simply being a one step process while Edge is now a three step process. Plus you no longer have any right click options as far as checking or unchecking off the menu bar as well as Favorites or Bookmarks bar, Navigational tool, customize options, etc. I think this is urks a good number of people who feel that Edge lacks features due to the multi-step process for previously one step options!

    Instead of seeing those options right in plain view you now need to scroll through the "...." four dot option at the far end as well as opening up the Settings to scroll through there to get at the very same options separated not by simply seeing separate jump lists on a menu bar but the need to open multiple screens! Most of the same options except for those few are still there but scattered into the depths of Edge making things more complicated for the typical user. You'll have to bear me to understand what I mean about MS making matters worse by complicating things further!
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  10.    07 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    One thing or rather for use here is that you are not able to do is right click to rename anything. I'll give you an example. If I wanted to rename "Ohm's calculator" to "Ohm meter" to save space on the bar itself as well as to fit more out in view with any other browser I can right click the favorite or bookmark right on the bar itself. Edge only sees the "Open in new tab" and "Delete" options while on the Favorites bar itself.

    For the rearrangement that is now the click on hub like you were saying and then on the "Favorites>Favorites Bar" folder option seen at the top of the dropdrop list of all Favorites and bookmarks which will be unassorted while most will be found in alphabetical order there until opening up the Favorites bar folder itself. Only then you can drag to rearrange and not while simply dropping the list of additional items that won't fit on the bar itself.

    With IE or FF you can actually click and drag any bookmark even from the bottom of the dropdown list onto the main bar where you want it simply being a one step process while Edge is now a three step process. Plus you no longer have any right click options as far as checking or unchecking off the menu bar as well as Favorites or Bookmarks bar, Navigational tool, customize options, etc. I think this is urks a good number of people who feel that Edge lacks features due to the multi-step process for previously one step options!

    Instead of seeing those options right in plain view you now need to scroll through the "...." four dot option at the far end as well as opening up the Settings to scroll through there to get at the very same options separated not by simply seeing separate jump lists on a menu bar but the need to open multiple screens! Most of the same options except for those few are still there but scattered into the depths of Edge making things more complicated for the typical user. You'll have to bear me to understand what I mean about MS making matters worse by complicating things further!
    I like Edge(I got used to it by forcing myself to use it, and get used to it's idiosyncrasies) but as to what @Night Hawk said above,
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