Bookmarks (called "Favorites" in Internet Explorer) record an Internet URL so you can revisit it later without having
to remember its address.
are one of the early innovations of the Mosaic
web browser. The first bookmarks were simple lists of URL's stored in a "Bookmark" menu.
They couldn't be sorted, and all new sites went to the bottom of the bookmark
list. Today, modern browsers and third party bookmark managers provide a range
of advanced management features.
knowledge of Bookmarks enables you
to easily revisit the sites you like without having to remember their exact
URLs. You can
collect lists of good sites, and build up a library of your favorite and most
following sections provide more information on bookmark use, managers, categories, editing, Explorer
features, and Firefox features.
Use. Once you add a bookmark to your list, you
simply select it from your browser's bookmark list to revisit the page. You
add a page to your bookmarks by visiting it and then adding it with your browser's
add bookmark feature.
Favorites / Add to Favorites
Pick up the URL from the address bar with the mouse (click on address and
hold button down) and drag it to the Bookmarks menu at
the top of the window, then drag it to the folder you wish from the resulting
drop down list.
A range of third party tools have been developed to help you manage bookmarks. Many provide import and export capability with the leading browsers.
Different bookmark managers provide different capabilities, such as advanced organization and searching features, automatic checking for dead links, upload to the web, and other functions. You can find more information at the following sites:
Categories. Managing bookmarks consists of
deciding on a set of categories in which to store your bookmarks. Most browsers
come with a built-in set of categories and bookmarks,
but you should create your own so they aren't cluttered by sites you
don't use. A
representative set of top-level category folders is listed below, with the most
frequently used items shown at the top above a separator bar:
four basic skills of bookmark category management are described below:
can edit your bookmarks with the leading browsers as described below.
Select the Favorites button, right-click on the link, select Properties
Bookmarks / Bookmark Manager / Properties.
features. The following resources help you manage your bookmarks in Internet
- Export. You can export Internet Explorer favorites files to an HTML
page with the following commands:
/ Import And Export / Next / Export Favorites / Next /
Favorites / Export to a
File or Address
-- The Microsoft Knowledge Base article How to Use Netscape Navigator Bookmarks
in Internet Explorer provides information on access to Netscape bookmarks.
Firefox features. Building on its Netscape heritage,
Firefox has the
following unique bookmark functions:
- Search. Bookmarks / Bookmark Manager / Search
Bookmarks. Bookmarks / Bookmark Manager / File / Import
- Bookmarks Home Page.
You can set your browser home page to your bookmarks file -- with a little ingenuity.
First, locate your bookmarks file, named
"bookmarks" and probably in the
Drag it onto a Firefox window to open it. Copy the address in the browser top
navigation bar, which is a web address for the file. Select:
Tools / Options / General
and paste the address of the bookmark file into the location field.