Bookmark Any Web Page with a Single Keystroke
How do you bookmark a Web site? Most users venture into the Bookmarks menu, click Add to Favorites (or something similar), and so on. It can add up to a lot of clicking.
There's a faster, easier, smarter way: Just use the keyboard shortcut. Here's the keystroke for all popular browsers:
Internet Explorer: Ctrl-D
Sensing a pattern here? Yep, all five major browsers rely on the same key for bookmarking the current page. Why not Ctrl-B, as in 'B' for Bookmark? That shortcut is almost universally reserved for the Bold command (as in boldface text).
Now, it's worth noting that in some browsers, you can do a little more with this command. In Chrome, for example, pressing Ctrl-Shift-D lets you bookmark a page and edit the details. In Firefox, that same keystroke bookmarks all currently open tabs.
Even if you don't get fancy with it, Ctrl-D is a shortcut that's definitely worth learning -- regardless of which browser you use. When you want to save a page for future reference, press it, then get on with your life.
Contributing Editor Rick Broida writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles at firstname.lastname@example.org, or try the treasure trove of helpful folks in the PC World Community Forums. Sign up to have the Hassle-Free PC newsletter e-mailed to you each week.