How can I get the Links Bar back without the Favorites Bar in IE8?
Sorry but I can find no easy way to do what you are requesting. I can take out the Favorites button with a registry edit but it also takes out the tab function.
Keep checking as someone may come up with a registry edit that may work.
Comment of Lorraine:
Do you mean the Suggested Sites button? When IE7 was upgraded to IE8 the name changed. If that's what you mean you can read here what someone (the user called amillionvolts) did in October 2009 to remove the Suggested Sites. http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/micros ... utton.html
When I followed the steps up to "right-click and choose delete" it worked for me. However, I did not go as far as deleting it and going through all of the other registry checking that the person described. I personally use Firefox and not IE8 so it doesn't matter enough for me to try it out.