Adding a Website to Your “Favorites!”

Why go through the effort of typing website addresses, if they are ones you go to frequently?  Here are the ways to have your favorite sites at your fingertips through the browser on your personal computer (here is an example picture):

If you use Internet Explorer:

  1. Be at the site you like (or even a folder such as “my documents!”).
  2. At the top, click on “Favorites,” and “add to favorites.”
  3. You can give the page a different or shorter nickname if you’d like. 
  4. Click “add.”
  5. To access the site later, click on “Favorites” and then click on the site!

If you use Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Be at the site you like.
  2. At the top, click on “Bookmarks,” and “Bookmark this page.”
  3. You can give the page a different or shorter nickname if you’d like. 
  4. Click “done.”
  5. To access the site later, click on “Bookmarks” and then click on the site!

Firefox note: If you want to save Firefox favorites IN the actual toolbar, try “Bookmarks,” “Bookmark this page,” and change the folder to “Bookmarks toolbar.” 

You can change the order of your favorites, or organize them into folders. If you want to delete a “favorite,” click on “favorites” (or “bookmarks”), RIGHT click on the offending one, and DELETE.

Happy computing!

Written by Toby

Toby

Toby is a reference librarian at the East Grand Rapids branch and he also teaches KDL computer classes. In his free time he enjoys reading and playing guitar.



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