A long list of favorites can be difficult to navigate. If you have a lengthy list of favorites, you can configure Internet Explorer to list those favorites that you have recently used, as opposed to listing all of them. This is also a good way of organizing your favorites list so it is more manageable. Those favorites that you use infrequently are still available by clicking a link. In other words, they are just hidden from view until you need them.

To enable Personalized Favorites in Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. From the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Under the section labeled ‘Browsing’, place a check beside the Enable personalized favorites menu option.
  5. Click OK.

Now when you open Internet Explorer and click on your Favorites menu, only those web sites that you have recently accessed will be displayed. The remaining favorites are accessible by clicking the down arrow.