How do I create an Internet favorite or bookmark?

Below is a listing of each of the major Internet browsers and how to create your own favorite or bookmark for that browser. See the below troubleshooting section for issues that may arise when bookmarking a page.

Internet Explorer
Firefox and Netscape
Opera

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

Creating a bookmark in Microsoft Internet Explorer can be done different ways. Below is each of the different methods for creating a bookmark.

Right-click on a blank portion of the page and click Add to Favorites.

or

  1. Move to the page you want to add to your Favorites.
  2. At the top of the browser window click Favorites.
  3. Click Add to Favorites.

Once one of the above steps has been completed an Add Favorite window will appear and allow you to add a favorite to your favorites list. If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks see the below troubleshooting section.

FirefoxMozilla Firefox and Netscape

Creating a bookmark in Mozilla Firefox can be done different ways. Below is each of the different methods for creating a bookmark.

Right-click on a blank portion of the page you want to bookmark and click Bookmark This Page or press Ctrl + D.

or

  1. Move to the page you want to bookmark.
  2. At the top of the browser window click Bookmarks
  3. Click Bookmark This Page

Once you've done one of the above steps an Add Bookmark window will appear. Specify the location you want to save the bookmark at. If you would like to create a new folder to place this bookmark in, click the small down arrow next to the Create in selection and click the New Folder button. If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks see the below troubleshooting section.

OperaOpera

Creating a bookmark in Opera can be done several ways. Below is each of the different methods for creating a bookmark.

Right-click on a blank portion of the page you want to bookmark and click Bookmark page or press Ctrl + T.

or

  1. Move to the page you want to bookmark.
  2. At the top of the browser window click Bookmarks.
  3. Click Bookmark page

Once you've done one of the above steps an Add bookmark window will appear and allow you to specify where you want to save the bookmark. If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks see the below troubleshooting section.

Troubleshooting

Unable to bookmark the exact page.

Some web pages or portions of web pages are in frames. If you bookmark the page through the file menu this only bookmarks the first found frame or page. To bookmark the page within the frame right-click on the section of the page you want to bookmark and add the bookmark or favorite through the window that appears.

Bookmark page stops working.

Web pages that have been dynamically created, require a log in, or have frequently updated information may expire after so many hours or days. If you find your bookmark frequently becoming bad we suggest bookmarking the main page and not a sub-page. For example, bookmarking http://www.computerhope.com/ and not http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/h/harddriv.htm

Unfortunately, it's also possible that the company or person hosting the page has changed the location of the page or the page may have been removed.

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