Firefox Bookmarks Library Tips & Tricks

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Posted 27 Jul 2008 in Geek Girl

Geek GirlFirefox 3 has been on the tongues and fingertips of people around the globe since it was released. All of the new features have been met with delight, and techies everywhere have been finding tweaks to make Firefox run faster or suit their needs.

The Firefox Bookmarks Library features built-in tagging support and easy drag-and-drop labeling.

To access the Firefox Bookmarks Library, click on Bookmarks in your toolbar at the top of the browser. You will see some of the actions you are used to, like Bookmark This Page or Bookmark All Tabs. Check out the new blue folders, though – Most Visited, Recent Tags and Recently Bookmarked. As we can guess, Most Visited shows you the sites you visit the most, Recent Tags displays the most recent tags that have been used and assigned and Recently Bookmarked keeps you on top of which bookmarks you recently added to your collection.

When you want to view your bookmarks in the Bookmarks Library, make sure that you checkmark Tags, so you can see the tags you have already assigned.

I also have Keyword checkmarked, because I use keywords as shortcuts for some of my favorite links.

As you can see from the screenshots above and below, you just highlight a link then edit the tags as you see fit. You can select from the list of preexisting tags or type in your own tags in the tags text box.

You can also modify your bookmarks directly from the toolbar – if a website you are viewing is already saved in your favorites, the star in the location bar will be bright yellow – click on it once, and a drop down menu will appear. Enter the tags or modify the name or link as you need to.

Drop down buttons to the right of the tags box will give you the same drop down features as you saw in the Firefox Bookmarks Library.

It’s really up to you, the user, which method you prefer to modify your bookmarks. If you have time on your hands, I suggest using the Bookmarks Library, but if you are wanting to complete your tagging while browsing, use the location bar.

What are your favorite ways to use Firefox’s Bookmarks Library?

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  1. I’m a big offender of not using bookmarks nearly enough. I have my set few that I keep on the screen at all times and I rarely go into the depths of the bookmark list. I either forget they are there, remember the URL and can type it or just use the google search to find what I’m looking for. Good to see this post though. It reminds me of how much the usability increased for this kind of thing. I need to change my dinosaur ways.

    • I think everybody has different ways to organize, but for most of us, we need to stay on top of our bookmarks, lest it aid in procrastination! 😆

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