Can I find broken favorites or list all favorites in all submenus?

Under the Tools menu, the Special Searches submenu allows to list all favorites in one window where you can sort them by any column. Other entries in this menu allows to identify “not found” favorites or broken links.

Selecting Search All Favorites insert the code {All} in the search box and list all favorites in all submenus. To sort favorites in any the search result, click the Sort icon in the left column and select the sort order. You can also open this menu by right-clicking in the search result itself.

Selecting the Search Folders, Documents or Applications not found menu will insert the code {BrokenLocations} inside the search box and list favorites having a location that cannot be found. Take note that locations including {…} placeholders are not checked. You can edit these entries as you would do in any list of favorites.

Selecting the Search Broken Favorites Links (404) menu will insert the code {BrokenLinks} inside the search box and list favorites of type Link having an invalid URL (therefore, producing an error 404). Take note that some broken links could take time to respond, that password protected links may be wrongly identified as broken and that links including {…} placeholders are not checked.

What is the “eye” icon on the left side of the Customize window?

This “eye” icon opens a popup menu containing the favorites currently displayed in the Customize window. The favorites do not need to be saved to be viewed in this menu. It can be used as a preview of the menu you are editing.

This popup menu can also be used to see the favorites found in the Search window. If some favorites in the search result have the same name, duplicates name in the popup menu will have the [!] suffix in order to make each name temporarily unique. 

Can I launch a favorite from the Customize window? Can I preview the current content of the Customize window?

The Eye icon on the left side of the Customize window allow you to open a temporary menu showing the current content of the favorites list. This menu can be open and these favorites can be launched as in the regular menu. Your menu does not need to be saved to be previewed.

This preview menu can also be shown in search results. In this example, the search result shows items containing “My”. The temporary menu shows the five items in the search result.