How to Bookmark and Access Bookmarks in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to bookmark and access bookmarks in the Mozilla Firefox. We can easily manage and even import/export bookmarks into any other browser using Firefox.

One of the most vital features on any web browser is the bookmarks feature. It helps you save web pages so that you do not have to go through the hassle of searching for the web address again. You simply head into your bookmarks and find your saved web page and load it.

So how does one bookmark a web page or access their bookmarks on Mozilla Firefox? We are here to answer that question.

There are two methods we shall look at on how to save bookmarks. We shall also explore how to import bookmarks from other browsers or your back-up location, how to access these bookmarks, and how to manage them.

Let’s get straight into it how to bookmark in Firefox —

How to Bookmark a Webpage in Firefox?

Here, we shall look at how to save a web page using the address and how to use a keyboard shortcut to save a web page.

Follow these steps to save a web page from the address bar:

  1. Click on the bookmark star icon next to the web link on the address bar to save the current page as a bookmark.
    Firefox Bookmark Star icon
  2. By default, new bookmarks are saved to the Other Bookmarks folder. In the menu that pops up, you can choose a different name or folder for this bookmark.
  3. Click the Folder drop-down menu, then select Choose to select a different folder for the bookmark.
  4. Click Done.

This way, your page will be saved as a bookmark and will be available for access anytime.

Secondly, using a Firefox keyboard shortcut;

  1. Press Ctrl + D on your keyboard if you are using a PC or Cmd + D if you’re using a Mac.
  2. By default, new bookmarks are saved to the Other Bookmarks folder. In the menu that pops up, you can choose a different name or folder for this bookmark.
  3. Click the Folder drop-down menu, then select Choose to select a different folder for the bookmark.
  4. Click Done.

Your preferred web page will be saved as a bookmark on the browser for you to access it later.

How to Import Bookmarks in Firefox?

You can as well import the bookmarks you saved on another browser to Mozilla Firefox. This way, you do not have to go through all the hassle of keeping each web page as a bookmark.

Follow these steps to import bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox browser:

  1. Click the Bookmarks button, which has a library icon, then select Show All Bookmarks.
  2. The Bookmarks Library will appear in a new tab.
  3. Select Import and Backup.
    Import Bookmarks File into Firefox
  4. Click Import Data from Another Browser.

The Import Wizard will appear in a new tab. Follow the instructions and select the items you want to import. The imported bookmarks will appear in a folder in the Bookmarks Menu folder.

How to Access Bookmarks in Firefox?

Now that you are done saving the bookmarks, how do you access them? There are many ways this can be achieved. Let’s look at these alternatives.

  • Using the address bar: Once you start typing anything in the address bar, any bookmarks matching the text will appear with the star icon. Proceed to click on the bookmark of your choice to open it.
  • Using the bookmarks menu: Select the Library button and choose bookmarks to see all of your bookmarks. Select the bookmark of your choice and click on it to open it.
  • Using the bookmarks toolbar: The sites that you frequently access are typically saved to the Bookmarks toolbar for quick access. Just check under the address bar to find out if the bookmark of your choice exists there. Double click on it to open it if it is there.
  • You are using bookmark folders: If your bookmarks have been saved in folders according to a topic, head over to the bookmark folders and select the folder that contains your bookmark and open it.

How to Add Bookmarks Menu to the Toolbar?

By default, the Bookmarks Menu button is not shown on the toolbar, but you can add it manually using the from the Library.

  1. Click the Library button and then Bookmarks.
  2. Select Bookmarking Tools.
    Bookmarking Tools in Firefox Computer
  3. Click Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar.
  4. The Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on the tray) will now appear next to the Library button.

From here, you can easily access your bookmark folders, among others.

Bottom Line: Manage Firefox Bookmarks

To search for a bookmark, simply type an address or search term into the search bar. Any bookmarks matching the search will appear.

In summary, to bookmark a web page, you can either use the address bar, use a keyboard shortcut, or just import bookmarks from another browser. All these steps have been explained in detail above.

I prefer using the address bar because it is straight to the point and therefore saves me a few seconds of my time. Also, I have explained above four ways how you can access the web pages you bookmarked.

What is your preferred method of bookmarking a web page and accessing it? Share with us in the comments section below. 

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