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Working with bookmarks

From: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

Video: Working with bookmarks

Now let's look at adding and organizing Safari's bookmark. You don't want to have to type in the address of a website every time you visit it. So instead, you create a bookmark for it. So for example, let's say we visit Google all the time because, well, people do. We'll go to Google.com, and I will choose Bookmarks and then Add Bookmark. Otherwise, I can simply type Command+D. When I do that, I'm asked where I'd like to save it. I have three options.

Working with bookmarks

Now let's look at adding and organizing Safari's bookmark. You don't want to have to type in the address of a website every time you visit it. So instead, you create a bookmark for it. So for example, let's say we visit Google all the time because, well, people do. We'll go to Google.com, and I will choose Bookmarks and then Add Bookmark. Otherwise, I can simply type Command+D. When I do that, I'm asked where I'd like to save it. I have three options.

I can save it as a Top Site, I can put it in the Bookmarks Bar, or I can put it in the Bookmarks Menu. I'm going to leave it as Bookmarks Bar. If I wanted to alter the name, I could, but I don't need to in this case so I'll click on Add. All right, great! So it's in the Bookmarks Bar, but where is the Bookmarks Bar? Well, you have to go to the View Menu and choose Show Bookmarks Bar, and here it is. Here's Google. Let's see how this works. So I'll click on Google Maps and I'm taken to the Map site. Let's say that I close Safari and I later want to come back to Google.

All I have to do is click on Google in the Bookmarks Bar and I'm taken there. Let's go back to Maps again. Now suppose I want to add Maps to Bookmarks Bar, well I could do Bookmarks > Add Bookmark, or I can simply grab the icon and drag it into the Bookmarks Bar. You see the plus sign indicating it will be added, and sure enough, Google Maps is here now. So, when I want to visit it, I just click on Google Maps and I'm taken directly to it. Now let's take a look at the Bookmark's window.

This is where you can see not only your history, but also the contents of your Bookmarks Bar and your Bookmarks Menu. So if I click on History, I can see the sites that I visited today. Bookmarks Bar shows me both Google and Google Maps, which I just added. And then my Bookmarks Menu, I've populated with some popular websites. Well lets suppose I'd like to add some of these to the Bookmarks Bar, no problem. For example, Daring Fireball, I could grab that, drag it to the Bookmarks Bar folder, and it's automatically entered in Bookmarks Bar.

But look, it's gone from Bookmarks Menu. What if I'd like it in both places? No problem. Choose Bookmarks Bar, hold down the Option key, click and drag on Daring Fireball and take it to Bookmarks Menu. And there it is. So now, it's also available from my menu, as well as being in the Bookmarks Bar. You can also organize your Bookmarks into collections. To do that, click on the plus button. I'll call it My Faves, go to my Bookmarks Menu and Lynda is my fave, and Macworld is my fave, and the BBC is my fave, and I'll Option-drag those into My Faves folder.

And there they are. Well, that's reasonably handy, but I don't really want to have to go to the Bookmark's window just to look at a collection of my favorite bookmarks. So better yet, let's drag it into the Bookmarks Bar. Grab the folder. Drag it up to the Bookmarks Bar. And now, My Faves are there. The little triangle indicates that there are websites attached to it and I can choose the one I want. When I do that, I'm taken to that site. So, that's good. Now let's click on that My Faves folder again.

Notice the Open in Tabs command. Let's give that a go. I select that and all three sides open up in tabs. But I can make it even easier. So I close two of those tabs. We'll go back to the Bookmark's window. I'll choose Bookmarks Bar. I'll select My Faves folder, and then I select Auto-Click and turn it on. Now, let's see how that works. I'll go to Google for now. Now I'll click on My Faves and when I do that, because I have Auto-Click turned on, it opens up any website that's part of that collection.

So it's a quick and easy way to get all your favorite websites up with one click. Here's one more trick. Go to one of your favorite websites. Click and drag on the icon in the address bar and drag it to the desktop. When you do that, it turns into something called a web location file, and I'll show you how that works. So I'll quit Safari. I'll double click on that web location file, and when I do, Safari will launch and it will take me to that website. So this is a very convenient way to share websites with your friends.

Just email that or message it or send it through some other service, so that when they receive it, they double-click on it and they're taken directly to that website. And that's the wonderful world of Bookmarks, another way to quickly navigate to your favorite websites.

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
  2. 6m 56s
    1. Installing Mountain Lion
      6m 56s
  3. 47m 16s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      4m 11s
    2. Touring the Finder
      3m 29s
    3. Staying current with Software Update
      2m 52s
    4. Configuring Gatekeeper settings
      3m 17s
    5. Getting on the Internet
      5m 36s
    6. Setting up iCloud
      4m 55s
    7. Understanding AutoSave and documents in the cloud
      4m 42s
    8. Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring your printer
      3m 39s
    10. Protecting your data with Time Machine
      4m 28s
    11. Learn your way around the Mac App Store
      5m 34s
  4. 11m 17s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      6m 6s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 11s
  5. 23m 35s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 15s
    2. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      9m 38s
    3. Examining the basic system preferences
      2m 42s
  6. 1h 13m
    1. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      5m 49s
    2. Modifying Language & Text settings
      4m 5s
    3. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 18s
    4. Getting notifications
      4m 38s
    5. Configuring displays and AirPlay
      2m 20s
    6. Using Energy Saver
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up Bluetooth wireless devices
      3m 39s
    8. Sharing files on a network
      6m 1s
    9. Configuring sharing
      6m 28s
    10. Editing your users and groups
      6m 48s
    11. Setting rules with Parental Controls
      7m 4s
    12. Taking notes with Dictation & Speech
      6m 0s
    13. Exploring the Accessibility settings
      5m 54s
    14. Listening with Sound
      2m 53s
  7. 36m 2s
    1. Organizing your business with Mail
      12m 42s
    2. Scheduling time with Calendar
      8m 32s
    3. Keeping tabs with Contacts
      5m 30s
    4. Tracking your tasks with Reminders
      3m 39s
    5. Staying in touch using Messages
      5m 39s
  8. 37m 18s
    1. Tracking your documents in TextEdit
      7m 3s
    2. Looking up words in Dictionary
      1m 56s
    3. Keeping notes with Notes
      3m 48s
    4. Working with images in Preview
      6m 14s
    5. Working with PDFs in Preview
      4m 27s
    6. Installing fonts with Font Book
      4m 42s
    7. Posting a note in Stickies
      1m 55s
    8. Adding things up with Calculator
      4m 46s
    9. Organizing apps with Launchpad
      2m 27s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Navigating the web
      3m 38s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      4m 49s
    3. Using Reading List
      2m 4s
    4. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 44s
    5. Viewing and saving PDFs
      3m 24s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      2m 20s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      1m 59s
    8. Working with preferences in Safari
      11m 1s
    9. Managing your Internet footprint
      3m 6s
  10. 8m 48s
    1. Playing media in QuickTime
      4m 15s
    2. Recording videos with QuickTime
      4m 33s
  11. 10m 13s
    1. Video conferencing with FaceTime
      3m 38s
    2. Taking pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 47s
    3. The great utility of Image Capture
      2m 48s
  12. 12m 40s
    1. Writing a simple Automator workflow
      4m 15s
    2. Creating an Automator application
      2m 20s
    3. Setting up an Automator calendar workflow
      2m 31s
    4. Creating an Automator service
      3m 34s
  13. 22m 1s
    1. Managing processes in Activity Monitor
      5m 13s
    2. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      8m 58s
    3. Taking care of your passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
      3m 49s
  14. 14m 57s
    1. Creating a boot drive
      3m 19s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring troubleshooting techniques
      7m 33s
  15. 19m 35s
    1. Getting your game on
      4m 1s
    2. Integrating with Facebook and Twitter
      2m 38s
    3. Advanced tips and tricks
      9m 35s
    4. Sharing files with AirDrop
      3m 21s
  16. 30s
    1. Goodbye
      30s

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