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Everyone these days has a computer they use for email, looking up information, and sharing ideas. It is so easy to jump online and look for a recipe, how to fix a leaky faucet, order clothes, shoes or anything else in the world. Today everything is online and it is right at our fingertips. Furthermore, it is even easier to bookmark a page so that we can come back to it again if we need to check a few items or refresh our memory how something was done.
If you are like me, and I'm sure you are, it is so easy to hit the little start to store the page in your bookmark folder for later reference. However, if you love to research and find information this folder can fill up so quickly and it is virtually impossible to find the bookmark that you've saved.
I've discovered the most fantastic program that interfaces with Chrome to help save and organize all your bookmarks. Now I will tell you about the program and how it works. It is an extension that you get on the Chrome Store for free called Raindrop.io. All you do is add it to Chrome and, voila!
Once added, you can add your sites straight to it, and organize however you choose, whether it is by recipes, favorite blog sites, or any categories you choose, it will also separate by color as well. There are many various ways to save them on this extension that Chrome does not offer. It is also fun, easy, and not time-consuming. This is my favorite way to organize my bookmarks, and hopefully yours too!
I recently lost my laptop to a virus (be careful clicking on those cute videos) and it was more costly to recover than to purchase a new one. Fortunately, they were able to save my data. I had a bad habit of saving to "favorites" without catergorizing. Then when I wanted an article, I had to search the whole list to find it.
When I set up my new computer, I made folders in "favorites". When I save items I want to review later, I put them immediately in their proper folder such as; crafts, crochet projects, recipes, menus, etc. No need to search the whole list now, just go to the particular folder you want. It is so much easier to use, faster and keeps things where you can find them.
Finding great ideas, patterns and recipes for FREE on the internet is sometimes like a treasure hunt. You want to be able to find it again. Most people will bookmark the page of information in their browser, but often websites disappear or pages change, and the perfect pattern or recipe you found there is no longer available.
Instead of a bookmark, you can save the website to your computer.
Create a folder on your computer to save a copy of that webpage with all the graphics. Go up to the top of your browser, usually under FILE - and click on SAVE. Another option is to print the page to PDF, or copy and paste it into a word file and save it that way.
Put an asterisk * in front of any of your Bookmarks categories that you'd like to show at the top of your bookmarks list. Since the categories are listed alphabetically, this is helpful when you have a category that would usually require you to scroll far down your list.
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I use Mozilla Firefox on my computer. I have many items that I have "bookmarked". I have tried to organize them by making files to put like ideas in, like one file for games, one for recipe sites, etc. It didn't work, so I hope one of your readers can tell me what to do, since I obviously did something wrong when I tried before. Thanks for your help.
By Linda from Bloomington, IL from Bloomington, IL
I use the same principle... Go to:
b.Select: Add to Favorites
When the marque opens, select: New Folder
Type your description [Recipes] in the data field
I also use Mozilla Firefox. At the top open your Bookmarks, right click on one of your saved bookmarks, click on New Folder. Type in the name that you want for the folder and then click saved.
When organizing my FF bookmarks I find it easier to go to the top bar where it says: File- Edit - View - History...the next one is "Bookmarks". Click that, then click "Organize Bookmarks". (Easier way to do is hold down: Ctrl+Shift+B) A separate window pops up that will say "Library". This is where all your bookmarks and folders will be.
There are 3 sections of bookmarks: those in your folder that show up on your toolbar, bookmark menu (most of them) and also unsorted bookmarks.
To make a new folder click "Organize", then click "NewFolder". Keep in mind that whatever is highlighted on the left is where that new folder will go. (Perhaps you actually did make some new folders but they are hidden in other folders?)
I like to use the "Library" route to the bookmarks because it is easier for me to sort folders and bookmarks there as you can just drag and drop them where you want them. Until you close out the Library window it will sit in your bottom tray until you need to click to bring it up again.
The bookmarks toolbar I try to use only for sites that I access a lot or daily or temporary ones that I want to remember to visit. All the rest of my bookmarks go to the reg bookmark menu. And from the Library you can easily change the names of bookmarks and folders from the bottom. And the search bar at the top does a good job if you know you bookmarked something but can find it...just put in part of the name or keyword.
I hope my description isn't too confusing. It is much easier to do than to write how to do. :-)
More bookmark help info here: support.mozilla.com/
For sites I had already bookmarked, I dragged and dropped them (hold down left mouse button on item you want to move) into the appropriate folders. Subsequently, any new sites you want to bookmark, just click on the 'choose' button (on the same menu list as unsorted bookmarks) and click on the folder you want.
Kaelle, very good instructions. Thanks for your post I will use it; mine need organizing into folders.
How will I know when I get the FreeFirefox Web Browser and what kind of change will occur?
Hi Rosebud!! Here's the site that tells you all about Firefox Web Browser. www.mozilla.com/
I have been using Firefox for several years now, and after switching from Explorer, I have had less "junk" show up on my computer. There are occasional instances where you must use Explorer (and normally, you will get a message from the website you are visiting that says Explorer is required), but for daily use, I love Firefox.
I have had Firefox for over a year now. I love it! I love tabbed browsing, autofil, spell check. You should know though that Firefox is an affiliate program and you can make $1.00 from every person you get to join under your affiliate id.
Firefox is great. I think someone already mentioned how to get it-- go to mozilla.com/firefox and download it-- so as far as the other part of your quesiton goes, the only change that will occur is that you will have another option for web browsing in addition to internet explorer. An icon for firefox will show up on your desktop after installation, just like there is probably one for internet explorer. You can still use internet explorer if you decide you don't like mozilla.
The big difference between the two is that hackers haven't figured out how to make bugs that can enter your computer through mozilla yet, so it is more secure. The features I like about mozilla are the tabbed browsing (hold down the ctrl key and the letter T and you'll get a new "tab") and the search bar that is always available for google, amazon, and ebay so you don't have to go to those sites first to do a search.