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Do you still use bookmarks?

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

  1. memyselfandi

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 8,518

    Location: Nottingham

    For personal use I have a couple of dozen book marks on the bookmarks bar and then for work I have many many bookmarks in different categories linking to various vendor documentation pages and knowledgebase articles
     
  2. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,134

    Location: Scotland

    What? I must be ancient then if people aren't using them as much now, I have reams of the things :)
     
  3. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: Glasgow

    yip have a good 15 portals and log in pages for work all tucked away as bookmarks as i have to log into them at least daily
     
  4. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,220

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    No. I normally have say... 8 - 20 tabs open permanently of things I am currently doing / do every day.

    For the stuff I don't do everyday, I honestly think its quicker to just open a new tab and then google it than to navigate the bookmarks.
     
  5. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,825

    Only on my work machine, purely because there’s loads of corporate pages and I can’t remember how I found half of them or where I’d need to go to find them again, without struggling :p
     
  6. Rimsy

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 13, 2008

    Posts: 4,438

    Yes but only for things like recipes and the odd reference page that isn’t worthy of being one of my 20 ish always open chrome tabs
     
  7. Efour

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 24,975

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    I used to have about 100 before the days of auto complete.
    Now I have about 10.
    Things like ocukforum, my bank, YouTube, Spotify, BBC, bookface and eBay.
    Things I'll click just from habit or boredom.
    I also hate having more than ten tabs open, even tho I just upgraded to 32gb of ram :p
     
  8. mrmucker

    Gangster

    Joined: May 1, 2019

    Posts: 251

    These days my bookmarks bar is normally used for dragging web pages between computers seeing as it gets synced across browsers. There's maybe a dozen or so icons on it that I use everyday.
     
  9. Vimes

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 15, 2005

    Posts: 4,308

    Location: Manchester

    Just checked in Chrome how many bookmarks I have within nested folders etc on my bar, 1562.
    Guess that also could reflect that I do tend to horde, just a little :D
     
  10. AndyCr15

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 9,656

    Location: London, UK

    I bookmark pages, but only so they appear at the top of autocomplete. I couldn't even tell you how to get to bookmarks as a list at this point.
     
  11. TehJumpingJawa

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 14, 2010

    Posts: 78

    On desktop, yes, though mostly as a bar.
    On mobile not so much, thanks to the way Chrome has hidden them in preference to Google's suggestions. (Which at first I hated, but have come around to them)
     
  12. LuckyBenski

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 3,378

    Location: London

    Came here to ask who still reads books. Realised I'm even more behind the times than people who bookmark webpages :o
     
  13. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,410

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    I let autocomplete deal with anything I use regularily, I only bookmark random things I might not ever find again (usually recipes).
     
  14. FBi7

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 776

    Location: West Midlands

    I have about 2 dozen bookmarks on chrome, about a dozen that I use regularly.

    I didn't realise they were dying out.
     
  15. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,123

    Location: La France

    I have about a dozen bookmark folders and maybe a hundred bookmarks inside them on Safari (iOS). Mostly French legal, French motoring, garden equipment and pool maintenance pages.

    I use Safari’s Reading List function for stuff I only need to read once and delete.
     
  16. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,313

    Yes, I have many. Why would I not have bookmarks/favourites? They're shortcuts to all the webpages that I need to use/use the most.
     
  17. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 14,050

    Yes because search prediction etc is all part of big data gathering, so turn all that kind of stuff off.
     
  18. dan958

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 14, 2012

    Posts: 1,059

    Only at work, as there are a bunch of work related sites that I will never remember.
    At home though, I only visit a few websites, so I don't need to bookmark them.
     
  19. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 17,702

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    Yes I use them for useful resources etc that I use less often. For the most used stuff, I just type it in the address bar lost most do I guess.
     
  20. EvilSooty

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Apr 1, 2010

    Posts: 370

    Location: Nowhere

    Yep, have loads separated out into folders in Firefox.