Customize Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer Browser

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You might have come across Internet Explorer Favorites bar, if you are using IE explorer. This enables you to open favorite webpages, Web Slices (IE8/IE9), and feeds within a single click. In this tutorial we will be discussing about how to customize title widths of your favorites added to Favorites bar in IE browser to have long titles, short titles, or icons only.customize tile widths ie browserAny items that are added to the Favorites bar in IE browser get stored in the location given below

C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites\Favorites Bar in explorer.

C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites\Links

OR

%UserProfile%\Favorites\Links

Steps to Customize Title Widths on IE Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer, right click on any added favorite or folder on the Favorites bar and click on the option stating Customize title widths and chose either Long titles (default), Short titles, or Icons only.

customize tile widths ie

You can also use the alternate way i.e. using a .reg file to customize IE Favorites Bar in IE. Open Notepad and copy the commands under the respective action

For Setting Long titles on IE Favorites bar, copy the following commands

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE]
“LinksBandEnabled”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LinksBar]
“DefaultItemWidth”=dword:00000000

To Set Short titles on your IE Favorites bar

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE]
“LinksBandEnabled”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LinksBar]
“DefaultItemWidth”=dword:00000001

To Set Icons only on your IE Favorites bar

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE]
“LinksBandEnabled”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LinksBar]
“DefaultItemWidth”=dword:00000002

Now, save the files with their respective names with .reg extension on desktop.

To run your respective action, double click on the .reg file to merge its content with registry.

Upon prompted, click Run, Yes and OK to approve.

Now restart or reopen Internet Explorer and see the changes made.
If you are looking for how to Customize Title Widths on Favorites Bar in Internet Explorer, just follow the simple tricks described in the tutorial here.

Priyanka

Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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