Saturday, May 15, 2010

IE8 - Move Refresh and Stop buttons

 I don't usually use IE, and I actively avoid IE8, but I end up having to use it to get a good view of Outlook Web Access (OWA).  Of course it is also the default in Windows7. 

Just to make me (more) crazy, the good folks at Microsoft decided to move the Refresh and Stop to right of the address bar in IE8.  Most other browsers place them to the left, as did previous versions of IE.

You can move the Refresh and Stop buttons to the "correct place" by doing this:
  • Right-click on an empty area in the toolbars
  • Select --> Customize
  • Select --> Show Stop and Refresh Buttons before Address Bar
Now the Stop and Refresh buttons back to their normal location.