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Do you still use bookmarks?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LiE, May 1, 2019.

  1. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 18,825

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I noticed today that I only ever add bookmark when I'm doing some research and need to store some useful pages. This isn't often, the majority of the time I simply type the first few letters of a website and the search/address bar completes the rest.

    How often do you bookmark a website? How has your habit changed?
  2. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,881

    Location: Pizza Express, Woking

    Whats a bookmark?
  3. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 15,371

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Usually I just remember what I need to remember and forget the rest :p I haven't bookmarked for a long time either but my lastpass is meticulously organised into categories so anything with a login is easy to find if I forget the URL/name
  4. Energize


    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 27,823

    Have loads of bookmarks, if a website is of interest but I don't have time to explore it fully I'll bookmark/fav it.
  5. Minusorange


    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 4,146

    I prefer tabs now to bookmarks, but I still bookmark sites I no longer need the tab for but may return to one day
  6. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 29,639

    Yes. I have my main bookmarks along the top of the browser.

  7. Luckystrike123


    Joined: Aug 11, 2011

    Posts: 497

    Yes I use bookmarks for university stuff like research or login pages as some if the addresses are a bit random.
  8. MrMarvelous


    Joined: Dec 9, 2010

    Posts: 6,651

    I bookmark and drag onto the 'Bookmarks Toolbar' on Firefox, it's then just 1 click to get to where I want to go.

    Even less work than typing out the first few letters like some people do here, that's how lazy I am. :p
  9. Edrof


    Joined: Nov 16, 2009

    Posts: 15,947

    Location: UK

    I have about 20 dealers bookmarked that I check each week, some sites that help my research and work, and then the usual social media and communications sites. Surely, nobody types their sites into the address box all the time?
  10. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 15,371

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    If you type like a pigeon pecking at the pavement, I can see that being a pain. Chrome's new tab sites shortcuts and autocomplete URL (and lastpass), it takes me less time than looking at a bookmarks bar to find the right icon.
  11. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 18,825

    Location: Milton Keynes

    For these forums all I do is click into the address bar press f and enter, goes straight here. Same with a lot of websites - Y for YouTube, G for Gmail etc. All handled by Chrome nicely.
  12. Radox-0


    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 2,783

    Location: Earth

    Not really, pretty much type a few letters in on browser and finds the page. More effort moving the mouse or tabbing to bookmark :p

    That said, I do use them on my work laptop for all the convoluted links there to various portals I need to access, but even then, only a handful.
  13. Megahurtz400


    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,697

    Location: Colchester

    Don’t forget P.
  14. esoteric

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 5, 2004

    Posts: 2,312

    I still have bookmarks but mostly just have 4 constantly open tabs and the rest, less frequent visited on Chromes what do you call it, speed dial?
  15. Marky


    Joined: Apr 16, 2007

    Posts: 22,418

    Location: UK

    Only a select few bookmarks - they haven’t changed in years really; OcUK Forum, Gmail, YouTube and Reddit
  16. Zefan


    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 29,100

    Location: Tosche Station

  17. MartinPrince

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,312

    Like OcUK forums much? ;)
    I have similar with my main sites on the bookmark tool bar and then loads in different categories in others.
  18. Delta3D


    Joined: Apr 16, 2014

    Posts: 575

    Location: Durham, UK

    I have a few main ones, email, facebook, banking etc. All the usual.

    Work is another story, so many webpages/server addresses to memorize so it's easier to make bookmarks. Probably have in excess of 100 easily :o
  19. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Bookmarked and following.
  20. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,330

    Location: Ireland

    Necessary to keep ye olde porn sites in check.