Links Folder Appears in Toolbar for Windows Launched from Other Applications



Nathan Sokalski
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
I have my browser set up to not display the Links folder. When I open IE
from the desktop, using an Internet Shortcut, or by selecting File -> New ->
Window from within IE, I do not see the Favorites folder anywhere other than
the MenuBar, which is what I want. However, in most cases when a new browser
window is opened by another application (such as MSN Messenger, a website,
an application's help page, etc.), I see a toolbar button that displays the
Favorites folder to the right of the Address Bar. I know that there must be
somewhere in the Registry or Internet Settings where I can fix this so that
windows opened from other locations look the same as the ones opened from
the desktop, but I am not sure where. If someone could please tell me where
this might be, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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Nathan Sokalski
njsokalski@hotmail.com
http://www.nathansokalski.com/

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
When I open IE from the desktop, using an Internet Shortcut, or by
selecting File -> New -> Window from within IE, I do not see the Favorites
folder anywhere other than the MenuBar, which is what I want.

However, in most cases when a new browser window is opened by another
application I see a toolbar button that displays the Favorites folder to the
right of the Address Bar.

**Are you saying that the Favorites button is sitting alone to the right of
the Address Bar, or is it with the other buttons, like forwards and
backwards, stop, etc? Have you tried to Customize the Toolbar when it opens
this way?
**What happens if you adjust the IE window that opens wrong, so that it has
your preferred settings, and then close it? Does the problem persist?

I know that there must be somewhere in the Registry or Internet Settings
where I can fix this so that windows opened from other locations look the
same as the ones opened from the desktop, but I am not sure where.

Jon Kennedy
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
I don't think there is a fix for this. IE windows opened from a link on a
web page, say, can be coded in such a way as to specify how that new window
is to be displayed - size, toolbars, etc. For more information on this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/open_0.asp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/open_1.asp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/obj_window.asp
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Jon R. Kennedy
Charlotte, NC, USA
jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com

"Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uMIxVYqVFHA.3588@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have my browser set up to not display the Links folder. When I open IE
>from the desktop, using an Internet Shortcut, or by selecting File ->
>New -> Window from within IE, I do not see the Favorites folder anywhere
>other than the MenuBar, which is what I want. However, in most cases when a
>new browser window is opened by another application (such as MSN Messenger,
>a website, an application's help page, etc.), I see a toolbar button that
>displays the Favorites folder to the right of the Address Bar. I know that
>there must be somewhere in the Registry or Internet Settings where I can
>fix this so that windows opened from other locations look the same as the
>ones opened from the desktop, but I am not sure where. If someone could
>please tell me where this might be, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
> --
> Nathan Sokalski
> njsokalski@hotmail.com
> http://www.nathansokalski.com/
>

Nathan Sokalski
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
The Favorites button is sitting alone to right of the Address Bar when the
window is opened by other applications. Even if I attempt to fix it, it
comes back the next time (it stays gone for that browser session). Also,
quite strangely, the only way I have found to remove it from a browser
window it shows up in is to right click on the right of my Toolbar (right
above the unwanted Favorites button) and uncheck Links in the list (let me
note that I have Links deselected in all browser options). I think that
somehow IE started showing my Favorites where it would normally show Links.

--
Nathan Sokalski
njsokalski@hotmail.com
http://www.nathansokalski.com/
"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
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> When I open IE from the desktop, using an Internet Shortcut, or by
> selecting File -> New -> Window from within IE, I do not see the Favorites
> folder anywhere other than the MenuBar, which is what I want.
>
> However, in most cases when a new browser window is opened by another
> application I see a toolbar button that displays the Favorites folder to
> the
> right of the Address Bar.
>
> **Are you saying that the Favorites button is sitting alone to the right
> of
> the Address Bar, or is it with the other buttons, like forwards and
> backwards, stop, etc? Have you tried to Customize the Toolbar when it
> opens
> this way?
> **What happens if you adjust the IE window that opens wrong, so that it
> has
> your preferred settings, and then close it? Does the problem persist?
>
> I know that there must be somewhere in the Registry or Internet Settings
> where I can fix this so that windows opened from other locations look the
> same as the ones opened from the desktop, but I am not sure where.
>
>

Nathan Sokalski
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
I realize that methods exist in Javascript and other languages used on the
web allow the author to specify certain things. However, I am not talking
about just one site or application here. Also, if I open the same page from
a link in a browser window with the settings the way I want and from a link
in a browser window that does not have the settings the way I want, the
first will open with the browser settings I want and the second will not
open with the settings I want (they open with the same settings as the
browser window they were opened from). This shows that the reason is not
because of coding used by the authors of sites I visit or applications I
use, but by stuff done by Windows and IE.
--
Nathan Sokalski
njsokalski@hotmail.com
http://www.nathansokalski.com/

"Jon Kennedy" <jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com> wrote in message
news:%23WRRQ3zVFHA.2448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I don't think there is a fix for this. IE windows opened from a link on a
>web page, say, can be coded in such a way as to specify how that new window
>is to be displayed - size, toolbars, etc. For more information on this:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/open_0.asp
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/open_1.asp
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/obj_window.asp
> --
>
> Jon R. Kennedy
> Charlotte, NC, USA
> jkennedy2@carolina.rr.com
>
> "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uMIxVYqVFHA.3588@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I have my browser set up to not display the Links folder. When I open IE
>>from the desktop, using an Internet Shortcut, or by selecting File ->
>>New -> Window from within IE, I do not see the Favorites folder anywhere
>>other than the MenuBar, which is what I want. However, in most cases when
>>a new browser window is opened by another application (such as MSN
>>Messenger, a website, an application's help page, etc.), I see a toolbar
>>button that displays the Favorites folder to the right of the Address Bar.
>>I know that there must be somewhere in the Registry or Internet Settings
>>where I can fix this so that windows opened from other locations look the
>>same as the ones opened from the desktop, but I am not sure where. If
>>someone could please tell me where this might be, I would appreciate it.
>>Thanks.
>> --
>> Nathan Sokalski
>> njsokalski@hotmail.com
>> http://www.nathansokalski.com/
>>
>


Links Folder Appears in Toolbar for Windows Launched from Other Applications