Show or hide the Favorites bar in Internet Explorer 8

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 8.

The Internet Explorer Favorites bar enables you to open favorite webpages, Web Slices, and feeds with a single click. You can choose to show or hide the Favorites bar.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, point to Toolbars, and then do one of the following:

    • To hide the Favorites bar, click Favorites Bar to clear the check mark.

    • To show the Favorites bar, click Favorites Bar to select it (a check mark will be displayed beside it).


  • If you show the Favorites bar, but it is not fully visible, right-click it, and then click Lock the Toolbars to clear the check mark. Drag the Favorites bar to the left to display your feeds, favorites, and Web Slices.

  • For more information on working with feeds, favorites, and Web Slices on the Favorites bar, see Customize your Favorites bar.