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Hello,

 

I have a Windows 7 Pro OS.  I have installed Chrome and made it my default browser, but when I select the links button in the taskbar it shows my links from Internet Explorer.  Is there away to change it so the links button matches up with my Chrome browser links?

 

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Odd.  On mine they open in Chrome.  Right click on one of the links and select properties.  Under Web Document what does it say after URL:


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Chrome.JPG IE11.JPG

Odd.  On mine they open in Chrome.  Right click on one of the links and select properties.  Under Web Document what does it say after URL:

When I do this it just shows the website address.  Here is the exact thing it shows:  http://www.kshb.com/weather

 

Just to be clear; when I click on one of the bookmarks using the links button from the task bar it WILL open the webpage in my default browser Chrome.  The issue is the link button in the task bar is showing bookmarks from IE 11 under the links bar beneath the address box.  I would like for the links button on the task bar to show the links from the bookmark bar beneath the address box in Chrome.

 

As you can see from the two images I have attached, one named IE11 and one named Chrome, they show IE opened with the link button opened and Chrome with the link button opened.  This will give you a visual of what I am talking about.

 

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Don't think you can change that easily.  The Links stuff appears to come from shortcuts in the folder C:\Users\(Yourname)\Favorites\Favorites Bar.

 

Chrome doesn't use shortcuts or a folder.  Instead it uses a file.  C:\Users\(YourName)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome|User Data\Default\Bookmarks

 

I think this is a hidden location so you may have to:

 

Open the Control Panel menu and click Folder Options.
    After the new window appears select the View tab.
    Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
    Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
    Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
    Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
    Press the Apply button and then the OK button
 
in order to see the file.  As it doesn't have an extension you will need to tell it to open it in Notepad or Word Pad if you want to read it.
 
This is a piece of mine:
 
{
   "checksum": "52a429a9eac61ceeed5ec82197fb38d6",
   "roots": {
      "bookmark_bar": {
         "children": [ {
            "date_added": "13031346767167804",
            "id": "6",
            "name": "Geek",
            "type": "url",
            "url": "http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/"
         }, {
            "date_added": "13031351351033222",
            "id": "7",
            "name": "Face",
            "type": "url",
            "url": "https://www.facebook.com/"
         }, {
            "date_added": "13031809333921978",
            "id": "9",
            "name": "Serv",
            "type": "url",
            "url": "http://www.blackvipe...dows-services/"

...

 

 

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