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Bookmark Any Web Page with a Single Keystroke

Want to improve your Web-browsing productivity? Learn the keyboard shortcut for bookmarking the page you're on.

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:

Chrome: Ctrl-D

Firefox: Ctrl-D

Internet Explorer: Ctrl-D

Opera: Ctrl-D

Safari: 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 [email protected], 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.

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