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Favorites and Links

You can customize the Favorites folder and the Links bar by adding links to sites related to your company or services. For example, if you are an ICP specializing in entertainment, you can provide links for entertainment-related sites.

The Links bar appears by default at the top of the user's screen and provides a set of default links. You can add links to the default folders or add new folders. When a user clicks Favorites, the Favorites list appears on the left side of the window.

Place Favorites and links at the top of the list in the order specified below

Select this check box to specify that the Favorites and links you choose should be moved to the top of the users' Favorites list, making them easier for users to find. When you select this option, the Up and Down buttons become available.

Delete existing Favorites and Links, if present

If you are a corporate administrator, you can select this check box to delete the items on the users' Favorites and Links lists. It is recommended that you use this setting with caution, because it removes the links and favorites that your users set up.

Only delete the favorites created by the administrator

If you are a corporate administrator, you can select this check box to delete only the items on your users' Favorites and Links lists that you set up for them.

Delete existing channels, if present

If you are a corporate administrator, you can delete existing channels on your users' computers by selecting this check box.

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  • To test a link, click the URL in the list, and then click Test URL.

  • You can add up to 200 links to the Favorites folder.

  • To remove an item from the Favorites list or Links bar, click the item, and then click Remove.

  • For an illustration showing how branding and customized links are applied to your customized browser, see How Customization Works.

To manually add a folder to the Favorites list or Links bar

  1. Click Favorites, Links, or a folder within Favorites or Links, and then click Add Folder.

  2. Type the name of your folder in the Name box. This can be a friendly name that helps the user recognize what types of links are in the folder.

To import a folder of links from your machine to the Favorites list or Links bar

  1. Click Favorites or Links, and then click Import.

  2. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, locate and click the folder of desired links on your machine. These links are most likely located in the \Windows\Favorites folder.

To add a Web page to the Favorites list or Links bar

  1. Click Favorites, Links, or a folder within Favorites or Links, and then click Add URL.

  2. In the Details dialog box, type a name for this Web page in the Name box. This can be a friendly name that helps the user recognize what the link refers to.

  3. Type the destination of your link in the URL box.

  4. To specify a 16-by-16 pixels custom icon for this link, type the name of the bitmap file in the Icon box, or click Browse to locate it.

  5. If you are a corporate administrator, you can make this page available to users who are not connected to the Internet by selecting the Make available offline check box. This option is often helpful for users with laptop computers.

  6. Click OK to close the Details dialog box.


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