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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Syncing Bookmarks with iTunes

Bookmarks—those helpful little point-and-click shortcuts that have saved us all countless hours of mistyping Web site addresses—are a reflection of your personality, because they generally tend to be sites that are important to you. Fortunately, they can make the trip to your iPod Touch, too. In fact, any bookmarks you create on the iPod can eventually be copied back to your computer, too; it's a two-way street.

iTunes can transfer your bookmarks from Internet Explorer or Safari. Just plug in the iPod Touch, click its icon in iTunes, and click the Info tab. Scroll down past Contacts, Calendars, and Mail Accounts until you get to the section called Web Browser. Then:

  • In Windows, turn on Sync bookmarks from:, and then choose either Safari or Internet Explorer from the pop-up menu. Click Apply to sync.

  • On the Mac, turn on Sync Safari bookmarks and click Apply.

If you ever want to blow away all the bookmarks on your Touch and start over with a fresh set of bookmarks from your computer, scroll down to the Advanced area of the Info screen (where it says "Replace information on this iPod"). Then put a check in the box next to Bookmarks before you sync again.

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Special Instructions for Firefox Fans

If Mozilla's Firefox browser is your preferred window to the Web, you can still get those foxy favorites moved over to the iPod. But you'll have to do it the long way—by importing ...

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