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Author Topic: Favorites in Startup  (Read 582 times)
G0GQK
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« on: June 24, 2008, 12:31:57 PM »

Hello,

My computer has XP Home as the operating system. At Startup the menu appears and at the top of it is Favorites. There is nothing in the folder even though I have dozens of sites in Favorites on the operating page. Despite looking at XP guides in the library I can't find out how to put items into this file, can somebody tell me please ?

Kind regards,  Mel G0GQK
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KB3LSR
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 03:12:01 PM »

Have you checked for spyware or viruses?

There is a folder (Start > Programs > Startup) that you can drag and drop items into so they start up when Windows loads.  Maybe, somehow, you put the folder "Favorites" into this folder and it starts up when Windows loads up.

Is the folder in question starting with Windows, or is it in your start menu?

73 de AB3HJ
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 10:47:58 PM »

It sounds like you are confusing the favorite web sites that you've specified in your web browser with the favorite applications that can be started via the Start menu.

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ
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G0GQK
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 12:32:19 PM »

Thanks for the replies. As far as I am aware this folder has been at the top of the menu list since I purchased the PC. It just sits there, START at the bottom, then up though the list and at the top FAVORITES. Its not causing problems, the folder has nothing in when I click it, and my proper Favorites has dozens of sites in it.

So, I was just wondering, how do I put something in it ? Does anyone else with XP Home have this at the top, and what do they do with theirs ?

Kind regards,  Mel  G0GQK  
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 05:26:21 AM »

hi mel,

if you don't need it you can delete it from the list.

move the mouse pointer and rignt click then
click on remove from this list.

73 james
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G0GQK
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 02:04:01 PM »

Hello James,

I can do that, but..... I still won't have found out how I can put any favorites into it. I tried, and it vanished into the depths of XP ! Somebody must know. Its not life or death, but it would be nice to use it, if I knew how !

Kind regards, Mel G0GQK
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AA4PB
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008, 08:04:06 PM »

One way is to use Windows Explorer, locate the folder and create a shortcut to the desired program in the folder.
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W5RKL
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 11:22:13 AM »

The "Start" menu "Favorites" does contain the
web browser's "Favorites".

If your web browser Favorites has entries but the
"Start", "Favorites" is empty, most likely this is
caused by using an account that does not have
Administrator rights.

Have you made changes to Windows XP "Management"
settings? To access Windows XP "Management" settings,
right click on "My Computer" and select "Manage".
A window will open with selections on the left and
content of each selection on the right. If any of
these settings are changed without knowing what one
is doing, the OS "WILL" be affected. Messing with
these settings is similar to messing with the
OS's Register settings except willy nilly messing
with the Register can cause the OS to fail, hardware
to not work, software to disappear from menu's, and
other things to happen. So if you have not messed
with any of these settings, LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!

To remove "Favorites" from the "Start" menu, log in
under an account with Administrator rights.
Once logged in under an account with Administrator
rights, then click "Start", "Settings", then select
"Taskbar & Start Menu..."
 
When the Taskbar window opens, click the "Advanced"
tab, click the "Display Favorites" check box. The
check mark should "disappear". Click "OK" or "Apply"
and that's it. To add "Favorites" to the "Start" menu,
perform the same procedure except click the
check box next to "Display Favorites" and a check
mark should appear in the box then click "Apply" or
"Ok".

73
Mike
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G0GQK
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 02:28:33 PM »

Hello Mark,

No,I haven't been into parts of the PC where one shouldn't go unless one knows what one is doing !
Perhaps the previous owner put it there, or maybe when I was putting items into favorites it happened. I see that before choosing where to put a site, eg. weather, forums, etc. the window always starts off with Favorites. Well, its doing no harm anyway, I was just curious to see if anyone else had this, and wondered how I could put anything into the folder, I don't need to, just curious.

Kind regards to everyone,  Mel  G0GQK
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WA3KVN
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 03:35:21 PM »

If it works like mine, push 'Start' and then right click in the 'Favorites' button.  It should take you directly to the directory in which everything resides.  As one person suggested, create, on your desktop, a shortcut to whatever you want to put into favorites.  Test it to make sure it works and then drag it into the opened 'Favorites' directory.

... done.

Charlie
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