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 Bookmarks→Add Bookmark. Proceed as shown in Figure 12-3.
Figure 12-3. When you add a bookmark, 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 419). Finally, there’s the master list, the Bookmarks list in the Sidebar; as you can see in Figure 12-4, this list lets you further categorize your bookmarks by putting them into folders.
Press Shift-⌘-D to add the bookmark to the menu instantly. No questions ...