Bookmarking in Firefox helps you save the pages you like best. Review this free lesson to learn about Firefox bookmarking.
Have you ever found a website you wanted to view later, only to realize that you didn't remember the web address when the time came? Bookmarks are a great way to save and organize specific websites so you can revisit them again and again.
In this lesson, we'll talk about how to add bookmarks to Firefox, how to manage and organize your bookmarks and folders, and how to import bookmarks from another browser.
Watch the video below to learn the basics of bookmarks in Firefox.
To add a bookmark:
- Click the star in the address bar to save the current page as a bookmark. By default, new bookmarks are saved to the Other Bookmarks folder.
- In the menu that pops up, you can choose a different name or folder for this bookmark. Click the Folder drop-down menu, then select Choose to select a different folder for the bookmark. When you're finished, click Done.
Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+D on your keyboard, or Command+D if you're using a Mac.
Once you've bookmarked a website, there are several ways to open the bookmark.
- The address bar: As you begin typing in the address bar, any bookmarks matching the text will appear with the star icon. Simply click a bookmark to open it.
- The Bookmarks button: Click the Bookmarks button to see all of your bookmarks. You can hover the mouse over Other Bookmarks to access any bookmarks you've saved recently.
- The Bookmarks toolbar: If you have certain sites you access frequently, you can save them to the Bookmarks toolbar folder for quick access. Just click the Bookmarks button, hover the mouse over the Bookmarks toolbar, and click View Bookmarks Toolbar to turn on the toolbar.
- Bookmark folders: If you have several bookmarks on one topic, you might consider creating different folders to keep them organized, just as you would organize different files on your computer. We'll discuss various ways to organize your bookmarks into folders over the next few pages.