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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Favorites (Bookmarks)

When you find a Web page you might like to visit again, press Ctrl+D. That’s the keyboard shortcut for the Add to Favorites command. (The long way is to click the button to make the Favorites pane appear, and then click the “Add to favorites” button, identified in Figure 15-5—but who’s got the time?) Type a shorter or more memorable name, if you like, and then click Add.

Tip

Actually, here’s a trick that may save you even more time. You can drag a Web site’s icon (the tiny one just to the left of its address in the address/search bar) directly onto Internet Explorer’s taskbar icon. (This works with any browser, actually—Firefox or whatever.) When you release the mouse, that site’s name appears at the top of the icon’s jump list, in the pinned area. Next time you want to visit that site, just click the Internet Explorer icon (even if it’s not running) and click the site’s name in the jump list.

The page’s name appears instantly in the Favorites Center, which is the panel indicated by the yellow star (Figure 15-5). The next time you want to visit that page, open this menu—or press Alt+C—and click the Web site’s name in the list. (Your Favorites also appear in a tidy list that appears when you click the at the right end of the address/search bar.)

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