How to make visual bookmarks in Firefox
The more perfect and functional browser used on the computer, the more comfortable will be surfing on the Internet. And the ability to quickly switch between your favorite pages is one of the determining factors of this convenience.
Obviously, type the address or use favorites not always convenient, and the best solution to make visual bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox.
What is a bookmark and why
Visual bookmark is a special feature of the browser, thanks to which when you open a new tab there is a section where the user visited Internet addresses. Default browsers, including FireFox, do not have the ability to add and secure link for easy access in manual mode and do it automatically, based on user actions.
That is why many users have a need for bookmarking, using a third-party app to independently add, pin, and other ways to manage your favorite sites in this section. In addition, third-party extensions have a wider functionality, allowing to assign a page title and a thumbnail.
Video: quick bookmarks
Most popular Supplement to fasten your favorite sites in a new page, is the plugin Speed Dial [FVD]. This extension is distributed absolutely free of charge through the official directory of the browser.
It allows you to add and pin your favorite sites as thumbnails in the browser and configure them on your own.
Speed Dial is:
- a quick and easy way to switch between your favorite sites.
- a lot of settings, like the appearance of the page itself, and the appearance of pinned pages (dials);
- stable work and fast boot of the Supplement, does not affect browser performance;
- free access to the entire functionality of the application.
Download and install
In order to install the add Speed Dial [FVD] you will need:
- to open the browser;
- click the left mouse button on the button in the upper right corner of the program window, which is drawn three horizontal lines to open the main menu;
- select «add-ons».
- in the «Search for add-ons» to enter the phrase «Speed Dial» and press «Enter» on the keyboard;
- click on «Install» opposite to the add-on «Speed Dial [FVD] and wait end of procedure;
- to restart the browser.
Once you have managed to make visual bookmarks in Mozilla FireFox, you can go to the settings of an installed add-on. To do this, open a new tab in the browser, after which you will be available six fixed default sites. You can remove them by just hovering on each thumbnail the cursor and clicking on the appeared icon in the shape of a red cross.
Right-click the mouse on any free area on this page. In the menu you can adjust the number of columns of thumbnails and their size in the relevant sections. Here you change the theme (dark or white) and the type of flipping page (horizontal or vertical).
To make visual bookmarks in Mozilla FireFox for their websites need to click the left mouse button on an empty thumbnail with a picture of a » + » sign, and then enter the page address, and the name. For user convenience the developers have provided the ability to copy addresses from an already open tabs or frequently visited pages. Just fill in the required fields and save.
Switching to the «Display» tab after filling in the address and name, you can customize the appearance of Dila, specifying the path to the image.
The system may offer the user images of a site. For example, for social networks and the most popular news portals in the extension there are a few icons, but the user may choose any other image.
As we can see, to make visual bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox and then make adjustments was very easy. Thanks to Speed Dial the user can extend the standard capabilities of your Internet browser and to navigate comfortably through the pages of favorite sites.