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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: auco on Jul 08, '10 08:15:04AM

uh, well, would have been a better hint if it contained a hint :-/

btw, I am using Bookmark-folders named ★,☆ and  (eg for Mac OS X Hints), ♥ for my friend's blogs, ♪ for Music Bookmarks and a couple of other symbols like ✎, ↵ and Ξ

You'll find more in the character overview panel.



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: Stork on Jul 08, '10 08:51:53AM

Now that's a great hint.

However, please describe how to get the symbols in the name. In all my years with Macs, I realized I've never used symbols. My main browser is Firefox. So, will your hint work with Firefox, too?



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: auco on Jul 08, '10 10:39:02AM

of course this works with Firefox, too. Even on the iPad :)

Just open up the Bookmarks Editor and rename your folders. I think in Safari, you can also rename the folders with the context menu.

You can bring up the character palette if you go to System Settings - Locale (? Ländereinstellungen) - Keyboard and select the character palette to be shown alongside your selected keyboard in the system tray.
Or copy & paste from any website...



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: negritude on Jul 08, '10 10:17:33PM

If you use Firefox, then this is also a solution:

Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6937/



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: robleach on Jul 08, '10 09:26:35AM

Cool. Good idea. I added ⌂ for home, ✈ for travel, ☎ for phone books, and your ♪ for music. Any ideas for tools, work, accounts, videos, dancing, technology, & fonts? I looked through the character palette, but nothing jumped out at me for these.

Rob



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: auco on Jul 08, '10 11:14:12AM

well, there are a couple of symbols for technical and other stuff, eg: ⌘⌨⎙ↀ☕⚠♼◷◳ ▄ ◙ ▶ ▸ ▣
Flowers: ❀ ✿ ❁ ✾
...the symbols of Yi-King 𝌎
...Braille-Dots ⡽⠑
and loads of arrows: ☟➲⬇⤵

And don't forget all the foreign languages ぺぴ〱ッㄛت ك
and simple pictograms from pictographic languages like Kanji 二人冂凵凶口巛山彡日曰田疒訁

Well, you get the idea...
...though some of them are quite tiny and not really useable. For Movies, I use "TV", btw :-)


There are also lots of custom fonts with icons out there (like Dingbats), but I'm quite sure they won't work as Bookmark Labels; but you can also use any special character that can be rendered with HTML and Unicode.



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Save Space in Your Bookmarks Bar
Authored by: reeses on Jul 08, '10 05:58:25PM

My favorites are arrows (→) for "send to"—such as Posterous—and ligatures. I also use ligatures to weasel in under the 140-character limit in Twitter. fl, ff, ffi, ffl, etc. are all nice little cheats when you're a character over and don't want to rephrase.



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