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Safari will let you place bookmarks precisely into the folders where they belong, rather than at the end of the bookmark folder. The trick is to use the Bookmark page icon in the bookmarks bar, instead of using the Bookmark button or the menu item.

When you are at a location you want to bookmark, click on the bookmark icon in the menubar. The bookmarks page will open. However, the active URL stays the same in the address bar. Drag the icon of the site from the address bar to the bookmarks page. As you drag over folders, they spring open. There is also a line that appears below the cursor to indicate where the bookmark will be placed.

When you're done, just click the Bookmark page icon again to close it and return to the page view.
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Create and file Safari bookmarks at the same time
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 28, '04 11:50:08AM

Hmmm... I must be missing something here. When I want to file a bookmark in a specific folder in the Safari Bookmarks "library", I simply hit Command-D, and I'm greeted with a prompt that allows me to both name and place the bookmark in any available folder. Granted, it adds that bookmark to the end of the list in said folder, but at least it's categorized properly.

When I don't care about which folder it goes into, I just hit Command-Shift-D, which places the new bookmark in the general hierarchy at the end of the list as you describe.

Other than being able to place the new bookmark at a different order point in any given folder, or the ability to create a new folder prior to placement, I cannot see any advantage to your method; indeed, it seems tedious.

Again, if I'm missing something, I'd like to better understand your hint.

Cheers



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Create and file Safari bookmarks at the same time
Authored by: webBarista on Jul 28, '04 01:25:42PM

Have you ever tried to navigate a few hundred sub-folders in a drop-down list? Granted, not everyone has such an archive, but I've used nothing but the hint above since switching to Safari last year.

Mileage varies according to use :)



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Create and file Safari bookmarks at the same time
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 28, '04 09:05:42PM

I guess that makes sense; it's just that I no longer keep any folders more than three deep, and not many at that; too much web content seems to die or expire or move these days. If I really want to see it again, I make sure to save a local archive -- and I can't wait for Tiger's Safari, which allows archives IE style.

I guess the main reason I dislike this hint for myself is that it requires a mouse. With Universal access via Command-D, then Tab, arrow and letter keys, I can rapidly keystroke exactly where I want to be without ever touching the pointing device; something I despise under the best of conditions, let alone on my PowerBook and my *terrible* control problems with trackpads (I tend to be very static-y, and lose control quickly).

Thanks for the feedback.



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Create and file Safari bookmarks at the same time
Authored by: hoverfrog on Jul 29, '04 07:28:04AM

nice one - this has annoyed me for ages!
and ctrl+d works in Camino too :))



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I've been doing this without the extra clutter of the bookmarks bar...
Authored by: allanBook on Jul 28, '04 02:06:39PM

I don't get it - I've been doing this without the clutter of the bookmarks bar for a very long time (I work on a PB and any screen space saved is awesome).

Whenever I want to file a new website into a particular folder in my bookmarks, as well as decide where in the bookmark it goes into since I often use the "Open in tabs" option, I just hit "option + command +B" and drage the URL address icon and place it just as described in this hint.

I didn't know that other people were not already doing this if they desired to have complete control of where to place their bookmarks into which folders... I prefer any method that involves less mouse movement since I would rather use keyboard shortcuts to use (and hide) functions I rarely need on screen.

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Better than Command + D
Authored by: Interactive on Jul 28, '04 02:31:13PM

I too like the original hint, which I have used for many months by now and I prefer it to Command+D. To me, it is important that I am able to place a bookmark exactly where I want in a given folder. Command+D does not allow me to do so.



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I like the menubar for javascripts and folders.
Authored by: jscarry on Jul 31, '04 12:46:39AM

I have a few javascripts that I keep in the menubar. One is for mailing URLs to people and one for accessing a dictionary.

I also keep a folder for my daily comics. I just right-click on them and they open in tabs. So the menubar is useful to me. (I have a cinema display, so screen real estate isn't much of an issue.)

To use javascript in a bookmark, replace the URL portion with javascript.

The mail script is:
javascript:location.href='mailto:?SUBJECT='+document.title+'&BODY='+escape(location.href)

The dictionary script is useful for checking spelling before posting, just highlight a word and click on the menubar item:
javascript:x=escape(getSelection());if(!x)%7Bvoid(x=prompt('Merriam-Webster%20Dictionary%20search:',''))%7D;window.location=window.location='http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=dictionary&va='+x;



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I still use "bookmarked" javascripts without the bookmarks bar visible...
Authored by: allanBook on Jul 31, '04 06:11:33PM

You like to use to javascript bookmarks? Me too!

I love those things, but what I do is I place them in the first nine slots in the bookmarks bar, hide the bookmarks bar, and just activate them using the "command + 1-9" trick.

For example, I have a safari window resize bookmark to change the size of my safari windows to my preferred setting located in position 9 in my bookmarks bar, so (without every having to lift my hand off of the keyboard to drag the mouse pointer to the bookmark bar and clicking) I just press "command + 9" and my window gets resized.

I'm a creature of habit - even when I'm not offsite and working on the cinema display, I still prefer to use keyboard shortcuts as much as possible to save a little bit of wear and tear on my forearms; I still try to learn as many of them as I can when I'm working on FCP, lightwave, after effects, and even Safari.

^_^

-Allan

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"Mr. Simpson, this is the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film The NeverEnding Story." -Lionel Hutz (of Simpsons fame)



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I still use "bookmarked" javascripts without the bookmarks bar visible...
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 02, '04 12:31:33PM

I, too, enjoy using javascript bookmarks, and I learned how from this site. I set up the first 3 bookmarks in my bookmarks bar to resize my Safari windows: "Left" and "Rite" resize windows so that two will tile, side by side, across my Cinema display, and the third, "Nice", spreads it out to cover all but the rightmost column of icons on my desktop, so that I can still see my HDs and Trash icons behind Safari.

Thanks to your tips, I can now to CMD+5 to mail a link, and CMD+6 to define a highlighted word. I like how the "Define" javascript bookmark will prompt me with a dialog box if I have no word highlighted when it's invoked.

Thanks for reminding us about the CMD shortcuts for the bar! I have been using these bookmarks for a while, but forgot about the keyboard shortcuts for them.

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I still use "bookmarked" javascripts without the bookmarks bar visible...
Authored by: jscarry on Aug 04, '04 10:20:46PM

Cool. I didn't realize that you could use keyboard shortcuts to access bookmarks in the menubar.

You can also open the bookmarks page with Option-Apple-B.

Note that when counting the items, the bookmarks icon doesn't count as an item.



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