IE8/IE9: Make the Favorites Bar Display as Icons Only

Posted April 22, 2009 by Rob Rogers in Browsers

By reducing your Favorites Bar to show only the icons, you can access more of them from Internet Explorer’s Favorites Bar. This works great for sites with recognizable favicons like Gmail, Google Calendar, etc.

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Right-click on one of the icons on the Favorites Bar. Mouseover Customize Title Widths and select Icons Only.

Your Favorites Bar goes from something like this:

to this:


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  • ZyRiX

    So how do we get rid of this damn Chili’s advertisement on top of the page that keeps opening when ever you get close to it???
    It should be moved somehwre else instead of blocking the recipes title.,..

  • IleneG

    Don’t have the option on the drop-down menu.

  • *Short Titles* is also some-what helpful in saving space.

    Thanks for the tip !

  • yry

    did a long time ago but thx anyway

  • Caperusso

    Thanks, simple but useful

  • Anonymous

    ummm… so how do you make them short or long icons again? Having made favourite bar dispaly icons only, I now want to reverse this action, but can’t work out how??

    • Anonymous

      ignore that – I’ve worked it. 🙂

  • Karen

    THANK YOU, this has been bugging me for ages as i couldn’t figure out how to get it back from icons only!

  • raj

    Thanks a lot friend.

  • Connie

    Thank you for the solution to viewing icons only, long or short names. I ws very exasperated.

  • Kat

    What if the wepage you have selected to add to your fav menu does not have an ‘icon’? Just shows as a white page with the IE ‘e’ ?