How to create an Internet favorite or bookmark

Updated: 05/21/2018 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 computer Internet browsers support the Ctrl+D shortcut key combination if you need to quickly access the bookmarks creation menu.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.

Th address bar in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Press Ctrl+D, or At the end of the address bar at the top of the browser window, click the Microsoft Edge favorites icon. icon.
  2. Name the bookmark (A), select the folder in which you want it saved (B), and then click the Add button (C).

The menu in which users may name and save bookmarks in Microsoft Edge.

Note: If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. Right-click on a blank portion of the page and select Add to Favorites... from the drop-down menu that appears.

Tip: Users may also press Ctrl+D, or click the The add to favorites star icon in Internet Explorer. start icon on the right-hand side of the address bar to add a bookmark.

  1. In the window that appears, name your new bookmark (A), select a destination for it (B), and then click the button (C).

The menu in which users may add a favorite in Internet Explorer.

Note: If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.

Th address bar in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Press Ctrl+D or click the The icon that allows users to bookmark a page in Google Chrome. icon on the far right-hand side of the address bar.
  2. Name the bookmark (A), select the folder in which you want it saved (B), and then the The done button in Google Chrome. button (C).

The menu in which users may create a bookmark for Google Chrome.

Note: If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.

Th address bar in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Press Ctrl+D.
  2. In the menu that appears, name your new bookmark (A), select the folder in which you'd like it saved (B), and then click the The done button in Firefox. button (C).

The menu that allows users to create bookmarks in Firefox.

Note: If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Opera

Opera

  1. Open the Opera Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.

Th address bar in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Press Ctrl+D or click the The bookmark icon in Opera. icon on the far right-hand side of the address bar.
  2. Name the bookmark (A), select the folder in which you want it saved (B), and then the The done button in Opera. button (C).

The menu that allows users to add a bookmark in Opera.

Note: If your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Safari

Safari

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 your bookmarks stop working, see the troubleshooting section below.

Troubleshooting

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 that your bookmark expires frequently, we suggest bookmarking the main page and not a sub-page. For example, creating a bookmark for https://www.computerhope.com/ and not https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/h/harddriv.htm. It is also possible that the page location has changed, or that the page has been removed and no longer exists.