How to Delete the Feeds & History Tab In IE8 Favorites

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How to Delete the Feeds & History Tab In IE8 Favorites
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The Internet Explorer Web browser includes many update features from previous versions of the software, such as the way tabs are displayed in the browser. When you select the "Favorites" option from the top toolbar, the "Feeds" and "History" tabs are displayed. If you no longer want to view these tabs when you open your "Favorites" you must manually edit the registry. When editing a sub-key in the registry, take extreme caution that you edit everything correctly; any mistake could severely damage your computer.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Close out of the Internet Explorer 8 Web browser and any other windows you have open.

  2. 2

    Click the "Start" button from your desktop and then click the "Run" option. Enter "regedit" into the "Open" button and click the "OK" button.

  3. 3

    Select the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" option in the Registry Editor dialogue box. Click the "Software" option and then click the "Policies" option.

  4. 4

    Click the "Microsoft" option and then click the "Internet Explorer" option. Click the "Restrictions" option.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the "NoFavorites" registry key and then enter "0" into the "DWORD value" field.

  6. 6

    Select the "OK" button and close out of the Registry Editor application. Restart your computer and open the Internet Explorer 8 Web browser. The "Feeds" and "History" tabs will both be removed.

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