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OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Bookmarks, Favorites, and Top Sites

Another way to begin your Web session is to click a bookmark.

In any Web browser, bookmarks are essential. They represent sites you want to visit again later. By picking one from a list, you save yourself the trouble of searching the Web or typing out an address.

Safari happens to be overrun with systems of adding and choosing bookmarks; you can’t move your cursor without bumping into one. Read on.

Adding a Bookmark

When you find a Web page you might like to visit again, do yourself a favor: Bookmark it.

Here’s how:

  • Press-D, or choose BookmarksAdd Bookmark. Proceed as shown in Figure 19-3.

    In each case, Safari offers to memorize this Web page’s name, or a shorter name that you specify for it.You also have to specify where you want to save your new bookmark; as you can see, Safari offers several options.There’s the Bookmarks menu, or any folders you’ve set up inside it.There are the Favorites, a special set of bookmarks that you think you’ll use a lot. They get their own special screen and their own special bar, as you’ll read in a moment.There are the Top Sites (page 716).Finally, there’s the master list, the Bookmarks list in the Sidebar; as you can see by (a) in Figure 19-4, this list lets you further categorize your bookmarks by putting them into folders.

    Figure 19-3. In each case, Safari offers to memorize this Web page’s name, or a shorter name that you specify for it. You also have to specify where you want to save your new bookmark; as you can see, Safari offers several options. There’s the Bookmarks menu, or any folders you’ve set up inside it. There are the Favorites, a special set of bookmarks that you think you’ll use a lot. They get their own special screen and their own special bar, as you’ll read in a moment. There are the Top Sites (page 716). Finally, there’s the master list, the Bookmarks list in the Sidebar; as you can see by (a) in Figure 19-4, this list lets you further categorize your bookmarks by putting them into folders.

  • Point to the far-left edge of the address bar; hold your cursor down on the ...

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