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Add Favorites to Start Menu

SUMMARY: Create a submenu from the Windows 7 Start Menu providing access to your Internet Explorer Favorites.

Are you an Internet Explorer user and would like your Favorites even easier to access? With the following tweak you can add a submenu from the Windows 7 Start Menu that provides instant access to your Favorites.

1. Right-click an empty area of the taskbar and choose "Properties".


A "Favorites" submenu on the Windows 7 Start Menu



2. The "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" multi-tabbed dialog box appears. Click the "Start Menu" tab.

3. Click the "Customize" button.

4. The "Customize Start Menu" dialog box appears. Check "Favorites menu".

5. Click "OK" on the dialog boxes to close them.


This tip was written for Windows 7 RC. Screenshots and information are subject to change between this and the official release of Windows 7.

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