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Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford

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Keeping Track of Useful Sites

Internet Explorer provides several ways to flag or preserve a Web page that's worth remembering.

The Favorites Menu

When you find a Web page you might like to visit again, choose FavoritesAdd to Favorites (or press Ctrl+D). The Web page's name appears instantly at the bottom of your Favorites menu. The next time you want to visit that page, just choose its name from your menu.

Note

The Favorites menu, like the Windows 2000 Start Menu, can use the Personalized Menus feature to hide shortcuts you infrequently use. To turn this feature on or off, choose ToolsInternet Options, click the Advanced tab, and then select or clear the Enable Personalized Favorites Menu checkbox under the Browsing section.

Unless you're creating folders and organizing your favorites as you create them, you'll quickly find the Favorites menu becoming enormous and unwieldy. Organizing your Favorites (Figure 11-7) helps you deal with the disorder; nothing but ruthless pruning will help with the size.

To edit the Favorites menu, choose Favorites→Open Favorites. When the Open Favorites window opens, you can drag names up or down to rearrange the list, as shown, or click one and then use the buttons at left to rename, delete, or file it in a folder.

Figure 11-7. To edit the Favorites menu, choose FavoritesOpen Favorites. When the Open Favorites window opens, you can drag names up or down to rearrange the list, as shown, or click one and then use the buttons at left to rename, delete, or file it in a folder.

Tip

Instead of organizing your Favorites using the method shown in Figure 11-7, you can open your Favorites menu in Windows Explorer, ...

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