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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 6. F

Favorites Menu

In Windows: Favorites Menu

In Mac OS 8.5, Apple introduced the Favorites command in the Apple menu—in conjunction with the File → Add to Favorites command, the Favorites submenu offers a convenient means of tagging frequently used files, folders, and disks for easy access.

Windows 98 provides a Favorites menu (in the Start menu), too. This command stores bookmarks to both frequently visited web pages and designated folders.

Note

It’s easy to get confused by the Windows 98 Favorites menu—there’s no logical reason it should hold both web page bookmarks and folder shortcuts. Consider making extremely clear distinctions between your web page favorites and your folder favorites, perhaps by organizing them in different folders or starting their names with different characters so they’re sorted together.

To add a web page or a folder to your Favorites menu, choose Favorites → Add to Favorites from Internet Explorer, an Explorer window, or any window on the Desktop. Once you’ve added a number of favorites, you may wish to arrange them in folders. Choose Favorites → Organize Favorites to open the Organize Favorites dialog box (see Figure 6-1).

In the Organize Favorites dialog box, you can create folders, move items into and out of folders, rename them, or delete them. Buttons facilitate these tasks, but you can also move items by dragging them into folders, rename them by selecting them and then clicking in the name, and delete them by dragging them to the Recycle Bin. ...

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