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Do you still use bookmarks?

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

  1. memyselfandi


    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 8,574

    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: 1,171

    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


    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,727

    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


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,228

    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


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,828

    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


    Joined: Sep 13, 2008

    Posts: 4,460

    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


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 25,177

    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


    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


    Joined: Oct 15, 2005

    Posts: 4,310

    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


    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 9,891

    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


    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


    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 3,710

    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


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,561

    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


    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 793

    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


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,337

    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~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,477

    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


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 14,782

    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: 1,080

    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


    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 17,887

    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.