It is undeniably true that most of us spend a lot of time surfing the net. Because of the immense knowledge you can acquire through browsing the Web, there are sites that give you the urge of visiting them over and over again. However, there could be a time when you don’t remember how you got there. This gives you a problem especially if the website you have stumbled upon feeds your interest. But you’ve got nothing to worry about because the solution to your problem is right at your browser in just a few clicks away.
Modern web browsers, like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, include bookmark features. This feature allows you to store and manage a list of websites (also known as bookmarks). However, your browser, its version and your operating system may influence the list storage method.
To start bookmarking your favorite web pages, here are the ways in setting bookmarks for the three commonly used browsers today.
1. Firefox. Bookmarking your favorite web pages with Firefox can be done in two ways.
- The easiest way is to click on Ctrl + D. This is a shortcut method to pop up the Add Bookmark screen. Once the Add Bookmark screen appears, you may change the name of the web page you want to bookmark. If you desire to retain the name of the web page, simply click Done and your favorite web page is now saved. Advanced users can set up an individual folder for the sites they want to bookmark. To do this, click on the drop down button for Folder and choose the output folder for your bookmarked sites.
- Another method is by clicking on the Bookmarks menu in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Click Bookmark This Page. Notice that the white star at the end of the address bar turns into gold. This indicates that the web page has been bookmarked. The Add Bookmark screen will pop out where you can type a new title for the web page. Make sure to hit on Done when you are done. Hitting Cancel will not bookmark the page.
2. Internet Explorer. Bookmarking your favorite web pages with Internet Explorer is as simple as that of Firefox. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are known as Favorites.
- Click on Favorites in the top menu bar then Add to Favorites. The Add Favorite dialogue box pops up. The title of the web page, which can be renamed, will appear in the name box. You may also choose the output folder of your bookmarked web pages.
- Another way is by clicking on a blank area of your favorite web page. Right click your mouse and a menu will pop up. Hit the Add to Favorites and the Add Favorite screen appears. Make sure to click on Ok once you’re done.
3. Google Chrome. If you are using the Google Chrome browser, bookmarking is similar to the ways mentioned above.
- The simplest way is by clicking on the white star found at the left end of the address bar. Once the star turns into gold, a pop up screen appears indicating that a bookmark is added.
Bookmarking your favorite web pages is as easy as counting one, two, and three. So the next time you stumble upon an interesting website, Bookmark it!