How to create an Internet favorite or bookmark

Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Internet 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 major web 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 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

If you're using Internet Explorer, follow these steps.

  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 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 Add button 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 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 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 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 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 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

Create a bookmark in the Safari

  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.

Add a bookmark to Safari browser on iPad or iPhone

  1. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  2. Tap the share button. (It is located 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.

The Android logo.

Android devices

  1. Open the Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the browser window, tap the The menu icon in Google chrome. icon.
  4. At the top of the screen, tap the star icon.

The icon used to add a bookmark on an Android device.

Tip

You can change the name of the bookmark by tapping Edit at the bottom of the screen right after you create it.

The Edit icon in Chrome for Android.

The iOS logo.

Apple devices

  1. Go to your home screen and tap the The Safari icon os iOS. icon in the lower-right corner to open Safari.
  2. Navigate to the page you'd like to bookmark.
  3. Once the Safari browser is open, tap the More icon at the bottom of the screen.

The More selector in iOS.

  1. Select Add Bookmark on the menu that appears.

The icon used to bring up the add bookmark menu in iOS.

  1. On the next screen, choose the folder where you'd like to save your bookmark (A), change the name if you want to (B), and then tap Save (C).

The menu in which users may edit bookmarks in iOS.

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 was removed and no longer exists.