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
Google Chrome
Firefox and Netscape
Safari
Opera

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

The following methods may be used to create a favorite (bookmark) in Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Right-click on a blank portion of the page and click Add to Favorites or press Ctrl + D.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to save it in.
  4. Click Add.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you want to add to your Favorites.
  2. At the top, right-hand corner of the browser window, click the Star Icon.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to save it in.
  4. Click Add.

Note: If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks, see the below troubleshooting section.

Google ChromeGoogle Chrome

The following methods may be used to create a bookmark in the Google Chrome browser:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Press Ctrl + D.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to save it in.
  4. Click Done.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. In the address bar, click the Star Icon on the right-hand side.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  4. Click Done.

Note: If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks, see the below troubleshooting section.

FirefoxMozilla Firefox and Netscape

The following methods may be used to create a bookmark in Mozilla Firefox and Netscape Internet browsers:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Right-click on any blank portion of the page.
  3. Select Bookmark This Page or press Ctrl + D.
  4. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  5. Click Done.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. At the top, right-hand corner of the browser window, click the Star Icon.
  3. Click Bookmark This Page.
  4. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  5. Click Done.

Tip: If you would like to create a new folder to place this bookmark in, click the down arrow next to the Folder section and click the New Folder button.

Note: If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks, see the below troubleshooting section.

SafariSafari

The following method may be used to create a bookmark in the Safari Internet browser:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Press Command + D or click Bookmarks at the top of the browser window and select Add Bookmark... from the dropdown menu.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  4. Click Add.

Tip: You may also add a bookmark by dragging and dropping the page you want into the Bookmarks Bar.

To add a bookmark to the Safari browser on your iPad or iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Tap the share button. (It is located just to the left of the address bar and looks like a square with an up arrow going through the center.)
  3. Tap the Bookmark Icon.
  4. Name the bookmark and select a folder to save it in.
  5. Tap Add.

Note: If you encounter any problems with creating bookmarks, see the below troubleshooting section.

OperaOpera

The following methods may be used to create a bookmark in the Opera Internet browser.

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Press Ctrl + T or right-click any blank portion of the page and select Bookmark page.
  3. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  4. Click Done.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you want to bookmark.
  2. At the top of the browser window, click Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark page from the dropdown menu.
  4. Name the bookmark and select a folder to place it in.
  5. Click Done.

Note: 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, it only bookmarks the first frame. To bookmark the page within the frame, right-click on the section of the page you want to bookmark and then add the bookmark or favorite through the window that appears.

Bookmark page stops working.

Web pages that have been created dynamically, require a login, or have frequently updated information, may expire after so many hours or days. If you find your bookmark frequently expiring, 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.

It is also possible that the page location has changed, or that the page has been removed or no longer exists.

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