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History And Favorites Disappeared From Ie8


For no reason that i can fathom, ie8 has stopped displaying a short list of history and favorites in the drop-down address bar. Before today it would have a short list of 12 recent sites that i've visited, then a favorites heading and 5 sites from my favorites with an option to expand to more, then the history heading with 5 sites and the option to expand the list. Now i just get the 12 recent sites with no history or favorites headings at all.

I have tried unchecking the auto-complete options, closing the browser, restarting the computer, restarting ie8 and rechecking them (including favorites and history) and i just get the same result. I also ran ie8 without addons and confirmed that this is happening without an addon causing the problem. I liked being able to quickly click on one of my favorites from the drop-down menu (i kept my top 5 at the top of the list and so they were easily accessible), and i'd like to get this functionality back.

Will i have to completely reinstall ie8 in order to do so? As far as i'm aware nothing has changed on my computer between last night and today to have caused this. I think adobe updated, but as i mentioned i ran ie8 without any adobe addons and it still had the same issue.


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