Thursday, December 4, 2014

Toolbar Bookmarking Tip

Trying to make a "quick" post before heading out.  If I can do this quicker, I'll post more.  I'm linking up with Teaching Trio for their Linky called Technology Thursday. 


The Special Education teacher that I co-teach with noticed my bookmarks and asked about it.  She later said she loves it now that she has done it, so I thought this might be something worth sharing.  First of all, I use Firefox primarily as my web browser, but I'm sure this can be adapted for any browser.  

For my commonly used websites, I save them to my bookmarks toolbar.  However, I quickly ran out of space.  So I started abbreviating the names to save space.  Then, I noticed that if I deleted the preset page name altogether, just the favicon would be added to my toolbar.  Now I have many sites on my toolbar, and still have some room.  I bet you can recognize many of my bookmarked sites just by the favicon.

So, next time you want to save a bookmark to your toolbar, just change the drop down choice to "bookmark toolbar" and delete the name.  See below.

Happy Thursday everyone.  I did it!  Made a post in about 20 minutes:)


  1. Mary,
    Thanks for the idea. I also create folders on my bookmark bar so I can save space by grouping similar types of sites.

    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven

  2. Great tip, Mary. Things do get a little crowded up in the tool bar. I guess that's why I bought a 24" wide monitor at home. More real estate! I'll definitely follow this blog, too. Its right up my alley.

    Math is FunDamental

  3. Great tip! I am doing this right now!
    Tech Crazy Teacher