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rroth@dwave.net
07-21-2001, 11:21 PM
In Microsoft's latest browser, how can the sites in Favorites
be alphabetized, that is arranged in alphabetical order. In the older versions it was easy, but thus far I haven't been able to arrange them and "Help" is just about useless.

mjc
07-22-2001, 02:04 AM
I really can't help out on this, because I haven't quite figured it out yet, but every once in a while I look over at the favorites and guess what they are in alphabetical order, so I add some more, on the bottom of the list of course, then a little while later presto, back in order.

I don't know if it has something to do with the fact I'm using McAfee's version of defrag and have it set to sort all the directories and files in alphabetical order or what...

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Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

iisbob
07-23-2001, 05:37 PM
If you're using IE4.0 or higher, all you have to do is right click on one of the shortcuts in your favorites folder and select sort by name, it will place all your links in alphabetical order.

Luck. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

mjc
07-24-2001, 12:42 AM
In 5.5 that option is gone... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

iisbob
07-24-2001, 12:31 PM
no.......it's right here mjc, i use 5.5 myself. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

nimnorf2
07-24-2001, 11:43 PM
iisbob,
First, dude, let someone else give advice. You are the master geek animal! You're all over this forum! How do you know all this stuff? When I grow up, I want to be just like you. (actually I'm probably twice your age) Seriously, you have lots of great answers on this thing. Thanks for giving so much of your time to so many people. You're very helpful.
Ok, enough of the platitudes.....alright, I just downloaded IE 5.5. MJC is right, it's not there. I can't find anything that lets me alphabetize my favorites list. Are you sure it's not in your internet options or somewhere else?
You've got stuff in Microsoft downloads that the rest of us mere mortals have not. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

mjc
07-25-2001, 12:05 AM
iisbob, you may have the very first release of 5.5...it was up for about a week then for some reason it disappeared and then it was backup, the version I downloaded was after it was put back up and the option to alphabetize was gone... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

iisbob
07-25-2001, 12:20 AM
Look, i'm telling you guys it's there, they incorperated it in 4.0 and later, simply go into your favorites, right click on a link and at the bottom of the menu you'll find " sort by name " , if your links still do not sort by alphabet then simply rename them.

and nim; unless you were born in 1958 you couldn't be but knee hi to ant when i graduated high school. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I humbly point you gentlemen to this (http://www.ieinfosite.co.uk/tip_view.asp?id=140) site, which will hopefully make this seemingly impossible task clearer. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

[This message has been edited by iisbob (edited 07-24-2001).]

[This message has been edited by iisbob (edited 07-24-2001).]

mjc
07-25-2001, 01:06 AM
iisbob...how about here (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/id33.htm)?



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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

iisbob
07-25-2001, 01:27 AM
exact same version i'm using mjc; did you try my suggestion?

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

bassvax
07-25-2001, 01:38 AM
Same here gang...IE 5.5...I tried it in the organize menu and from the menu itself. I tried holding down the shift key while right-clicking too...still no joy. Gremlins are at work here I believe http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Rick
07-25-2001, 01:49 AM
OK. I will be the first to admit that I know next to Nothing about IE
BUT I did try to sort the wives Favorites from inside IE.
The Only thing I got it to do was CRASH.

Now I will tell you how I was able to get them sorted.
Click Start , Click Favorites , Then Right Click on any item in the favorites folder.
Select Sort by name.
When you open favorites in IE it should be sorted.
*note this was using Win98se + IE5.0*


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iisbob
07-25-2001, 01:49 AM
OK, i know i'm not making this up guys! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif Go here (http://personalweb.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eboard.com%2F) i've posted a pic of my fav's and the actions i take in the windows dialog menu to alphabetize them; i do this frequently becuase i wind up getting loads of bookmarks and if i couldn't organize them i'd never be able to find my way around the net! besides, what good are bookmarks if they aint organized!?

enter " PCthings " in the search field, that'll take you to my " sticky notes "
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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

[This message has been edited by iisbob (edited 07-25-2001).]

bassvax
07-25-2001, 02:01 AM
You Da Man iisbob...works great, but you gotta do it from Windows Explorer as opposed to Internet Explorer http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Thanks for squaring us away on that one http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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mjc
07-25-2001, 02:03 AM
I beleive you, I just think that maybe there were changes in it when it went "missing" for a while right after it was put up....

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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

iisbob
07-25-2001, 02:08 AM
uh, i know you guys are jump all over for me again for this; but.. noooo Bass if you notice my pic on the " sticky note " i'm in IE at the time( actually on was on the pcguide forum site ). All i can think of is that you guys have a corrupted version of IE, as we would gently suggest to someone who would post here with this problem- goto add/remove panel and do the IE repair routine.

iisbob crouches in the shelter as angry mob pelts him with stones http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

bassvax
07-25-2001, 02:15 AM
Belay last http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

In IE I was clicking Favorites on the toolbar instead of the above the bar Favorites...I couldn't figure out why my list wouldn't drop down like yours and instead opened up in a pane on the left...but using the top line Text Favorites produces the drop down menu...and lo and behold there you can do it.

MJC you still doing the full screen (F11)? Use the Fav link on the right...not the button. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Flush 'N' Forget
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mjc
07-25-2001, 02:16 AM
Actually iisbob, I know that I used to be able to do it that way, but with the last update (several months ago) now it is a chore. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif, but bassvaxs trick does work (thanks bass), and I have had the random alphabetzing occur since day one....there are some things about IE I don't think we'll ever figure out....I just assumed that the removal of the sort by was just a MS "improvement"

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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.


[This message has been edited by mjc (edited 07-25-2001).]

skhips
07-25-2001, 02:59 AM
iilsbob.

Works fine for me (but resets itself every time you restart)

I'm using IE 5.50.4134.0100 and it works exactly as you said.

(Also running everyones favourite, Win ME)

http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

nimnorf2
07-25-2001, 11:26 AM
Oh joy! It works, it works. My day is done! I'm going to reward myself with a Starbucks. Oops still got a luke warm one here. Can anyone say, caffeine? I'm telling you I tried every favorites button on the screen and I never saw that "sort by name" thing until this morning and it never occurred to me to try to go through the start menu. Thanks all. BTW who started this thread and did he/she give up a long time ago?

iisbob, dude, class of 76? No way. Dulaney (Baltimore, MD class of '76) Found out that Sea is too. class of '76 Anne Arundel, MD. What a glorious day, found out how to alphabetise my favorites list and discovered another sorry bugger who went to school at the height of poor public education here in the land of the free. (sorry, just a little politics there)

kayofcircles
07-25-2001, 11:51 AM
A lady does not reveal her age, but I can say you guys are spring chickens. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

I want to be like TJay. He said once that his Favorites folder would "choke a horse". I am getting a Troubleshooting folder within the Favorites folder that will soon equal choking ability.

nimnorf2
07-25-2001, 12:04 PM
Kay,
Just figured you had that 25 year old son of yours in your early teens. You might be forty soon.

iisbob
07-25-2001, 12:09 PM
We probably ned to kill this thread by now; i'm sure that rroth@dwave.net
has completely lost his way! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Yeh nim; i got edumacted in the great period after free love, before the me generation-but hey, the 70's set the stage for a future generations!! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

notice how our unique symbol still lives on and is even stronger in todays fast paced super tech world http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Can't bring a good smiley down! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

rroth@dwave.net
07-29-2001, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by iisbob:
no.......it's right here mjc, i use 5.5 myself. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


I am using 5.5 and cannot figure out how to alphabetize my favorites. How is it done? Thanks for the previous answer.
RRoth
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rroth@dwave.net
07-29-2001, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by nimnorf2:
iisbob,
First, dude, let someone else give advice. You are the master geek animal! You're all over this forum! How do you know all this stuff? When I grow up, I want to be just like you. (actually I'm probably twice your age) Seriously, you have lots of great answers on this thing. Thanks for giving so much of your time to so many people. You're very helpful.
Ok, enough of the platitudes.....alright, I just downloaded IE 5.5. MJC is right, it's not there. I can't find anything that lets me alphabetize my favorites list. Are you sure it's not in your internet options or somewhere else?
You've got stuff in Microsoft downloads that the rest of us mere mortals have not. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif
Iagree with you. It is not there!
RRoth

http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

nimnorf2
07-29-2001, 03:42 PM
Roth, dude, welcome back. Can you believe all the hubba hubba that your question has resulted in. Any way,I can do it now. I have faith in you too. Here we go.
Look at the top of your screen, do you see File Edit View Favorites Tools Help ? left click on that favorites right there. That will give you a drop down menu of all of your present bookmarked favorites. Then right click on any of those items and the next to last option, just above properties should say, sort by name. Click on that bugger and you'll be in alphabetical order. post back and share your joy! ha! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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mjc
07-29-2001, 04:09 PM
iisbob......

I searched for a .gif of a guy eating a crow...couldn't find one...I just may be a little dense...I found it!

nim,

I think you got the right procedure outlined ther, lthat is what works on mine....



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mjc
Links list:Computer Links (http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/highrise/11/index.htm)

Celts are the men that heaven made mad, For all their battles are merry and their songs are all sad.

Gun Control...hitting what you aim at!

iisbob
07-29-2001, 07:57 PM
Glad to see your not feeling to violent towards me mjc! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif

Did you and rroth@dwave.net go to the link i posted above? Enter " pcthings " in the left search field, it'll take you to my " stickynote " where i post a pic that graphically shows nimnorf's explanantion.

You know, sometimes we're all guilty of the old adage,

" can't see the tree's for the forest! " http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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iisbob
"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

wiltrot
08-03-2001, 06:05 AM
Sorry but iisbob is right. I go to pop up menu and right click on icon
and there it is sort by name and it does.

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What's up with that?

Pianorak
08-03-2001, 11:20 AM
Why kill this thread? It's great and more fun than any soap opera on the box.
Now, will someone please tell me how to alphabetize Favourites on AOL? http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

Vic 970
08-03-2001, 06:14 PM
only does it on the drop down though, not on the side screen (which I use all the time) funny thing is all the ones I put there from my cd backup (from w95) are in order, but the ones I added since aren't, I would have thought that they would have either been all in order or all scrambled.
Actually it seems to work quite well as you can organise the side screen in any order. for instance

Sue's page
bill's page
wendy's page
andy's page

or whatever best suits you at the time, then when you mess the whole thing up & can't find what you want you can use the drop down list.

of course the important long standing one's are in folders aren't they? it's the ones that we frequently keep adding & haven't yet got around to organising that are difficult to find.

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Regards..,
Vic.

brando
08-04-2001, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by iisbob:
Look, i'm telling you guys it's there, they incorperated it in 4.0 and later, simply go into your favorites, right click on a link and at the bottom of the menu you'll find " sort by name " , if your links still do not sort by alphabet then simply rename them.

and nim; unless you were born in 1958 you couldn't be but knee hi to ant when i graduated high school. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I humbly point you gentlemen to this (http://www.ieinfosite.co.uk/tip_view.asp?id=140) site, which will hopefully make this seemingly impossible task clearer. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

brando
08-04-2001, 07:06 AM
I am totally knew to this group, and also to computers.
But I've recently started a course in PC Basics with A+ following soon.
This course is being done thro thre post tho.
Extreme pain in the *&^%.

I just want to thank u all for the advice I read on this group.


PS.
How do I get an icon into my message here?

How do u guys do it to get one to click on click here and it sends u to another page..just how man..I mean how.

How does one create a home page.

Is this all stupid questions or just some of it.

One day I too will be like u guys..u know?
Give wise advice & so on.

But for now I need like mega advice.
It's like I'm totally new to all this.
But getting somewhere...I hope.

Is it possible for 1 of u guys to give me ur e-mail address to whom I can write when I have problems?

Oh yes!!!! My friend's PC cannot shut down when He goes thro the normal prosedure .It for stops right at the window logo and cannot continue to the shutdown message.

Can n e 1 help here plz?

I would appreciate like step by step instructions.

Here's a quote to chew on.:-People do not care how much you know
until they know how much you care.


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kaos
08-05-2001, 10:56 AM
only does it on the drop down though, not on the side screen (which I use all the time)


It will do it in the side screens if you right click a favorite in one of the side screens and sort by name again. Only works for the screens you sort, not all of them at once.