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Type: Bug
ID: 804225
Opened: 10/1/2013 12:45:41 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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I like how the new tab in Internet Explorer has the Popular Sites option, but I think it could use some work. For starters, there seems to be some degree of arbitrariness to what makes one site more popular than another. While I'm sure the rules for this are quite clear in code, looking at it from a user perspective is very different. For instance, I find that some sites I use infrequently sometimes will supplant sites I use all the time. Secondly, the popular sites on my computer frequently get reset even though I do not use settings that should cause their deletion; however I do use Norton Antivirus, so it may be that a setting there will occasionally cause this. This brings me to my third point: wouldn't it be nice if we could add sites to always be listed? And even better, allow us to order the list as we see fit. This would address both of the first two issues and give us more power besides.
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/7/2013 at 12:15 PM
Thank you for your detailed feedback and ideas regarding the Frequent Sites list in Internet Explorer.

We are making improvements to the freshness and accuracy of this list in IE 11 so that it better reflects the sites you've recently visited. Additionally, you can dismiss sites from this list in desktop IE by hovering your mouse over the upper left corner and clicking the red x. Since you raised a feature request for providing additional control over the list we have resolved this issue as "By Design". However, we have taken your feedback into consideration.

We continue to welcome more feedback and look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
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