Do you bookmark websites so you can get back to them easier? To bookmark a page look for the star in the Omnibox (address bar.) However, this can become a hot mess of disorganization quickly. Be sure to have your bookmark bar viewable! Use the View menu in Chrome and select “Always show bookmarks bar.” Here are 5 tips for bookmarks.
1. You Do NOT Need Words
When you bookmark a website the page usually has a page title. It can be VERY LONG. For example, if you want to bookmark your Google Classroom Classwork page the page name starts with “Classwork for Google Classroom” BEFORE it even says the class title. This is really long and unnecessary for your bookmark bar.
Notice the Name for your bookmark is editable!! If the icon is clearly identifiable you do not need any words! For my Google Classroom classes, I simply have a number to indicate the class period. A 4 is sufficient.
If you have a lot of words in your bookmark bar you can right-click on the bookmark icon and select “Edit.”
2. Create a Folder
You can have folders on your bookmark bar! Right-click on the bookmark bar and select “Add Folder.” This gives you more room on your bookmark bar. And it provides you with more organization.
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3. Drag Your Bookmarks
Your bookmarks are a mess. You just made a folder, how do you get the bookmark icons into the folder? You can literally just DRAG the bookmarks. I drag my icons into the order of most importance. Make sure your first icon is the one you want the most. Just drag it over.
You can also copy a bookmark and paste it into a folder by using the right-click menu.
4. Use the Bookmark Manager
Right-click on the bookmark bar and select “Bookmark Manager.” Use this to SEARCH your bookmarks! Use the 3 dots menu in the upper right of the Bookmark Manager to sort your bookmarks.
5. Share Your Bookmarks
In the Bookmark Manager you can “Export bookmarks” under the 3 dots menu. This downloads a file to your computer. Share this file with someone. They can go to the Bookmark Manager and import the bookmarks. This creates a folder of the bookmarks.