How do I create an Internet favorite or bookmark?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Internet browsersInternet bookmarks and favorites are a great way to quickly navigate back to the websites you visit the most. To add a bookmark or favorite, select your preferred browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Tip: All of the major Internet browsers support the Ctrl+D shortcut key combination if you need a quick way to bookmark a page.

ChromeMicrosoft Edge

The following methods may be used to create a bookmark in the Microsoft Edge Internet browser:

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Press Ctrl+D.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Save.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you want to add to your Favorites.
  2. At the end of the address bar at the top of the browser window, click the Microsoft Edge favorites icon. Star icon.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Add.

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 the folder in which you want it saved.
  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 the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Add.

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

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 the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Done.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. In the address bar, click Bookmark this page Chrome bookmark page icon on the right-hand side.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Done.

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

FirefoxMozilla Firefox

The following methods may be used to create a bookmark in Mozilla Firefox Internet browser:

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

or

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. At the top, right-hand corner, after the search field, click Bookmark this page Firefox bookmark this page icon .
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. 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 troubleshooting section below.

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 drop-down menu.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  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 the folder in which you want it saved.
  5. Tap Add.

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

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. Click on The Opera menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Done.

or

  1. Navigate to the page you want to bookmark.
  2. At the end of the address bar, located near the top right-hand corner of the browser window, click the Add to bookmarks Opera add bookmark icon icon.
  3. Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  4. Click Done.

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

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 https://www.computerhope.com/ and not ../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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