Back in the day, a bookmark was a piece of cardboard, leather or any other semi-sturdy material used to mark your place in a book. Now that we have eBooks and there is really no use for a physical bookmark, we have changed it into something completely new.
Now a bookmark is also defined as a saved shortcut that directs a browser to a specific webpage. This is especially helpful when we need something to mark our favorite sites in order to give us quick access to our favorite or most visited webpages.
A bookmark is easy to create and is also manageable in your favorite browser. The question is how do you actually mark a page in your bookmarks? The easiest way to do is click the star that is in the address bar or next to it.
Once you click that it will automatically list the page you are currently on as a bookmark. You can also bookmark all the tabs you have open by pressing the “Bookmark all tabs” option. Then when you go to your bookmarks, all of the pages you had open will be there waiting for you to revisit.
Changing the name and location of a bookmark is also quite simple. To edit any details of your bookmark in a Firefox browser, you would click on the star a second time and open the “Edit This Bookmark” tab.
In the “Edit This Bookmark” tab, you can change things like the name, folder and tags on the bookmark itself. When changing the name, you get to choose the name that the Firefox browser will display when you look at your bookmarks.
You can also choose what folder to place your bookmark in by picking one of the folders from the drop-down menu. You also have the option to decide whether you want your bookmark to be stored in the Bookmarks Menu, the Bookmarks toolbar or any other folder that you have created.
Once you go to the drop-down menu, you can select the “Choose” button, which will show you all of the possible bookmark folders for you to store your bookmark in. You can also change the tags on your bookmark to help you find it easier later.
The tags you list for your bookmark will help to group together the bookmarks that are similar in topics and content. The tags will help you search through and organize your bookmarks. You can do all of this in another browser like Google Chrome as well.
Once you click the star in the browser, the options to change the name, folder, and tags will automatically pop up for you to change and customize. While it is great to know all of this, it will not be of much help if you cannot find the bookmarks you saved.
There are multiple ways for you to find such bookmarks. One way is to start typing the name of the bookmark into the address bar until it shows up. As you’re typing, all the bookmarks that have been bookmarked, tagged and/or visited will begin to appear.
Another way is to look through the bookmarks bar. You can also organize your bookmarks from least important to most important or from most visited to least visited so that you know which ones take priority over others.
In Google Chrome, you can do this by clicking and holding your mouse while dragging the bookmark. As far as Firefox is concerned, you can click on the bookmarks button and select the “Show All Bookmarks” option.
Your bookmarks will be automatically saved to the “Unsorted Bookmarks” folder which is the option you’ll want to choose. In that folder you can sort your bookmarks as per your wish.