IE 10 Favorites - by Thomas Maletz

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ID 790247 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/15/2013 9:23:46 AM
Access Restriction Public


Hi, I start with something nice: the IE 10 Desktop is quite good. But the IE 10 for Windows 8 GUI is a typical example what makes the new GUI so bad:
I work quite a lot with my favorites, sorted in folders. Also very nice the little arrow next to the folder that opens all containing pages. Sometimes I am not sure about the name any more, but I can "blindly" navigate with the mouse to the wished favorite.
And now the new GUI: 1st I have to make a gesture that the bar pops up. 2nd I have to click into it. THEN it shows the favorites. Alread took me some time to find this out :-( ! And now the disaster, what does it show: my favorites as a mile long list. You can't be serious!?! If I want the good old style or maintain them, I have to go to the desktop. Quite true for most of the apps. Then why can I not just stay there? I.e. why am I forced to go go over the Win8 GUI for everything? I read the idea is to use the tiles (also as favorites): they are nice and can show info. BUT you really have to rethink it: the info I get is very little/limited, but they take a lot of space. And they are getting thousands of tiles over time, I cannot organise them into folders. 
I have been using Windows since forever, meanwhile I got an iPhone, an iPad and now a SONY Vaio DUO with Windows 8. And my resume is that there are some things I like about the new GUI, but also so many that makes Win8 / IE10 much worse to use. Best Regards, Thomas
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Posted by Thomas Maletz on 6/27/2013 at 5:11 AM
Dear MS Team, thank you very much for your response.
I was thinking a bit and my wishes / suggestions would be:
1. A favorite maintenance like in iOS.
2. Via tiles (Win8 GUI): ability to sort tiles in (sub-)folders - again like iOS. In addition it would be cool if you have a subfolder (tile) containing links (favorites) if you double click or similar it opens all those links in the explorer in separated tabs. Should be sync'd with the desktop favorites or other devices as well.
Anyway thank you for listening, best regards, Thomas
PS: sorry, might be more a feature wish, but somehow it seems I was directed to the bug section
Posted by Microsoft on 6/20/2013 at 12:36 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We will take your feedback into consideration in our ongoing efforts to improve Internet Explorer.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team