In Internet Explorer, I found that my favorites list loads slowly and when I hover over it with the mouse, the mouse pointer is hanging and jumpy.
I have redirected my favorites to a network folder, so I can have the same favorites on all my Windows machines. The problem does not occur if my favorites are kept on a local drive (but that is not a solution for me).
What helped and made the favorites list (and the favorites bar) quick and snappy again was the following:
- Open File Explorer (not Internet Explorer)
- Go to Organize > Folder and Search Options > View
- Un-tick Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items
- Click OK
That's it. Favorites are fast again.