How to Get Iconized Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer? Only Show Icons and No Titles for Links
We know that Windows 7 introduced iconized Taskbar buttons concept in which only icons are shown for running programs in their Taskbar buttons which helps in getting more working space on Taskbar. We posted a registry trick to get the same feature in Windows XP and Vista which can be found here.
Did you know Internet Explorer 8 and 9 versions also come with a similar feature but most of the people are not aware of this cool feature.
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 come with a unique built-in feature which is not available in any other web browser afaik. This unique feature is iconized favorites bar. Using this unique feature, you can show only icons for your favorite website links in IE favorites bar which will save a lot of space and you can show more website links in favorites bar.
Actually Internet Explorer 8 and 9 provide 3 ways to customize the website link titles in favorites bar:
- Long Titles
- Short Titles
- Icons Only
To enjoy this feature, you just need to right-click on a website link present in favorites bar and select any desired option given in "Customize title widths" menu as shown in following screenshot:
"Long titles" is the default option which shows maximum of 24 characters for website links in favorites bar. Following is a screenshot of this default view:
When you set the view to "Short titles", IE shows only 5 or 6 characters of website title in favorites bar to save some space as shown in following screenshot:
And if you set the title widths to "Icons only", IE only shows icons for website links and no titles. It saves big space on favorites bar which allows you to show many more favorite website links in favorites bar.
Following is a screenshot of icons only favorites bar in IE:
What do you think about this cool feature? Did you already know about it? If you use IE, which option do you personally use? Feel free to share your comment...
NOTE: If you want to have a similar feature in other web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, you'll need to right-click on a bookmark item, select Properties and then delete the text from Name box. That's it. It'll make the bookmark toolbar only show icon for that bookmark. You can repeat this step for all bookmark items.
Posted in: Internet Explorer
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