Making a Favorites List in Google Chrome

By Kevin Lee

Some people call them favorites and others call them bookmarks, but they all serve the same purpose: enabling people to quickly save links to and information about important Web pages. Google Chrome, like other Web browsers, helps you store such bookmarks as you run across them. Whenever you save a favorite page, Google Chrome stores that information within its program files for easy access later on.

Add Bookmarks

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome and navigate to a website you'd like to save.

Step 2

Move to the browser's address bar and click the star icon. Chrome displays a small Bookmark menu that allows you to choose a name for the bookmark (unless you prefer to keep the default name as it appears in the text box) and select a folder in which to save the bookmark.

Step 3

If you want to save your bookmark in the folder displayed in the "Folder" text box, proceed to step 4. Otherwise, click the "Folder" drop-down menu to view a list of folders. Click "Choose another Folder" and then click one of the folders that appears in the Edit Bookmark window (or click the "New Folder" button to create a new folder) to save the bookmark in one of those folders. If you do not click the "Folder" drop-down menu, Chrome saves the bookmark in the most recent folder you selected. If you have never selected a folder, Chrome saves the bookmark in the Bookmarks Bar folder.

Click "Done" to close the bookmark menu. You can also click any empty area on your Web page to close that menu.

View Bookmarks

Step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon (three horizontal bars) in the top right portion of the window, select “Bookmarks” and then select “Bookmark manager.” Doing so opens the Bookmark Manager page in your Chrome browser window so you can view all of your folders and bookmarks.

Step 2

Click a folder to view the bookmarks that the folder contains. If the folder contains many bookmarks, use the scrollbar to scroll through the list.

Double-click a bookmark to visit the associated Web page.

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