How to bookmark in a web browser

By May 3, 2016 December 12th, 2017 Business Productivity, Tech Tip

If you want to save a webpage, or just bookmark it so it’s easier to find later – this is how you do it in three common web browsers!

First step: Go to the website homepage or the specific webpage that you want to save.


If you like to use keyboard shortcuts, all you need to bookmark a page is hit Ctrl + D. This shortcut is the default bookmark command in all major web browsers.

After hitting Ctrl + D in Chrome, you’ll see this pop up. Click Done if it’s saved in the right location in the Folder drop-down.


One of the Folder options is Bookmarks bar, which is the toolbar below the URL bar and above the web browser window in Chrome. The other is Other bookmarks, which is in the far right upper corner. You can also add your own folders to the Bookmarks bar and Other bookmarks, and those folders will appear as locations for your saved bookmarks too.

If you don’t want to use a keyboard shortcut, click on the star shape on the right side of the URL bar.


Internet Explorer

To bookmark with a keyboard shortcut in Internet Explorer, hit Ctrl + D. The Add a Favorite window will pop up, where you can choose to add the saved webpage to a folder, like Favorites, in the Create in drop-down. Then, click Add.


You can also click on the star icon in the upper right hand corner, and then click Add to Favorites. Then follow the previous instructions for choosing the folder and clicking Add.


Mozilla Firefox

Firefox also uses the Ctrl + D keyboard shortcut to quickly save the page you are on.

The bookmark window that pops up is very similar to the Chrome option, so you can add it to a folder of your choosing and then click Done.


To bookmark without using the keyboard shortcut, click the star icon to the right of the URL or search bar. It will quickly add the bookmark. To edit the bookmark, click on the star icon one more time because on the second time it changes to “Edit this bookmark”.


And that’s how to quickly bookmark your favorite webpages in three popular web browsers!