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Do you still use bookmarks?

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

  1. SDK^


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,436

    I use Chrome and Safari have about 30 bookmarks on the 'Favorites/Bookmark bar'. Otherwise I just leave the browser open and pickup where I left it.
  2. sinwave


    Joined: Jul 25, 2007

    Posts: 137

    a million tabs open. I make bookmarks but I can't remember the last time I used one.

    sometimes I'll look to see if a page I'm on is bookmarked to know whether I've been there before.

    this is a valid point and one i'll take into consideration
  3. Street


    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,423

    Location: Liverpool

    I bookmark loads of things I think I'll go back to, and then never look at them again. I tend to just keep loads of tabs open and have my most used websites on the bookmark bar.
  4. viathinair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2009

    Posts: 2,260

    Location: Ex-Londoner in OKC or Dallas currently.

    Got over 400+ in about 20 folders in Firefox.
  5. Scania


    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,671

    Location: On the road....

    Same here, I used to have a huge bookmark column but these days probably no more than 10.
  6. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 5, 2003

    Posts: 16,612

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    I still use bookmarks a lot for the same reasons I always have. They still have the same functionality and I still find it useful. Searching for everything every time works, but I find it more useful to use bookmarks subdivided into categories. A lot of my bookmarks are Youtube channels. It's far easier for me that way.
  7. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,616

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    I used to use Speed Dial (Firefox add-on) but I now have my own set of dials. I made it in oldskool HTML 4, threw a load of transparent PNGs into the mix and made them all the same size. I'm partially sighted and so this works for me. Darkened background, no text, and it lets me have more than 15 / 20 / 25 etc dials on 1 page.

    The top row is apps, then forums, then social, then news / random / hobbies underneath.

  8. benjii


    Joined: Apr 26, 2013

    Posts: 3,397

    Location: Plymouth

    I use to use bookmarks, but like the OP, I now just type the first couple of letters and let it auto fill or use the most visited websites thing on the Chrome landing page (I guess they're like bookmarks). Also, like the OP, I only ever bookmark things I'm researching. Up until Windows 7, though, I used bookmarks heavily.
  9. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,041

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Haven't for years, now I tend to just leave pages in a open tab until I'm done with it.
  10. Things change I've changed


    Joined: Jul 27, 2005

    Posts: 11,640

    Location: The Orion Spur

    I must have near a thousand, I've kept most of my bookmarks from over the last 10 odd years.
  11. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 18,987

    Location: Milton Keynes

    All those Geocities bookmarks :D
  12. LuckyBenski


    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 3,691

    Location: London

  13. Cromulent


    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3,729

    Location: England

    You reminded me I still need to reorganise my bookmarks. I used to have them organised into folders, but for the last couple of years, I've just been dumping them on the bookmarks bar.

    The sad thing is I know I have some handy bookmarks, but I can't find them.
  14. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,665

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    I use FireFox and have 41 "favourites" in a drop-down menu with 16 as direct links and the rest split into 4 specialisation folders (like Saudi or Audi RS6 Stuff etc). I very rarely have to type anything into the address bar anymore, even for random stuff as you can highlight text thats onscreen and then use the "Search with Google" function for 99% of things.
  15. 413x


    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,538

    Location: Cardiff

    Don't use bookmarks unless it's really important and I don't use it much
  16. NMBlack


    Joined: Sep 21, 2013

    Posts: 560

    Location: London

    I regularly bookmark webpages for work, gaming, computer tech and reviews stuff.....and about once a month I spend an hour going through them to sort them into folders and delete the ones that I didn't need.
  17. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,695

    Was going to say I use the paper sleeve on hardback books!
    Still use bookmarks as well, especially on mobile.
  18. zxh800


    Joined: May 24, 2011

    Posts: 121

    I do indeed. I even have folders now! But I'm finding I don't use them much... Well especially not the ones that I bookmark as "read later". The ones where it's something I might need to reference e.g. a Recipe, they come in very handy.
  19. chaparral


    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,730

    I just looked at how many bookmarks I have in my favourites folder...

    995 :o:o:o

    One day I really need to go through them all and delete all the ones that I no need anymore and the ones that don't work
  20. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 25,150

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Jesus man that would drive me mental. Im a bit OCD about minimal bookmarks now :p