• Duplicate Favorites

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    Until recently, I was able to create duplicate favorites in Edge. Today, I discovered that one duplicated favorite had disappeared on its own from one of its two locations. I was able to recreate it there, but that caused it to be deleted from the other location.

    I use dupes for a reason. For example, I have one folder on the Favorites bar which concerns a particular subject and contains 5 related favorites. Another, separate folder on that bar contains 7 favorites related to a different subject. One of the seven is a duplicate of a favorite in the first folder. (A surprise to Microsoft, I guess, that a single favorite could possible be relevant to two different subjects.) When I go to one of those folders, I frequently often open all of the related favorites at once. I now can’t do that for the folder from which the dupe was deleted. Instead, I have to launch everything in that folder, and then find the former dupe in the other folder and launch it from there This is a pain. I’d rather not have Edge “protecting” me from myself this way.

    The settings for Edge include a section where the user can intentionally delete all dupes. Maybe I’m simple-minded, but this implies to me that dupes are possible; otherwise, there would be no need for such a manual operation.

    However, I Googled the issue, and at least one website said that Edge deletes dupes by design, whether you want it to or not (thanks Microsoft!). It suggests adding an “HTML fragment” to the URL and then saving it as a dupe that way. (That is, if the original URL is https://doodah.com, add something such as #dup, so it now reads https://doodah.com/#dup.) I tried that, but it didn’t work, even if I gave the dupe a different name.

    I have Win 10 Pro 21H2, updated through last month. The Edge version is 01.0.1210.47.

    Is there a solution?

    Thanks large.

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    • #2446869

      Bob, I too am using Edge 101.0.1210.47 (Official build) (64-bit). On Win 11 Home 21H2.

      But mine seems to allow duplicate favorites with the same name and URL. Please see the two attached jpgs.

      I just went through Edge settings, but I didn’t find any switch that might prohibit duplicate favorites. I did find the option to Remove Duplicate Favorites.

       

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    • #2447190

      I can confirm that same ‘fuxxture’. Glad I still have Pale Moon (Fire Fox fork).
      I will note that you can copy and paste a favorite with out removing its duplicate.
      Mayb there is a add-on/extension to help / this.

      Come to think of it I have been meaning to start a thread on useful Edge addons just in case…

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      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2447204

        Just to be sure I understand: when you refer to copying and pasting, you’re talking about Pale Moon, not Edge?

        I know I can copy and paste in Firefox (where I’m able to have duplicate bookmarks), but I’m not familiar with such a thing in Edge.

        Thanks.

        • #2447216

          No I am referring to the process in EDGE. Works just fine, but it is still very annoying that MS has attached our serenity one again πŸ™„

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          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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        • #2447253

          Huh. For some reason it never occurred to me to try copying and pasting in Edge.

          And now I can’t think of the reason that the reason never occurred to me.

          But I tried it just now, and it worked.

          Thanks.

        • #2447258

          Glad it worked. BTW there IS a Thanks button bottom right on post box.
          😁

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          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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        • #2447274

          The thanks button is something I actually knew about. I didn’t use it in your case only because back in the distant past, when I was new to these forums, I both replied to a message and clicked the thanks button, which resulted in someone’s sending me a message stating that doing both things was something that wasn’t done. I’ve no idea where over half the etiquette requirements in this world come from, so I’ve just blindly proceeded accordingly, to avoid committing a faux pas.

          Seems I committed one now anyway, but easily remedied.

          Thanks.

        • #2447415

          you are welcome and I have done both enough to know you are ok with both. πŸ˜‰

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          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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