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I organize my browser bookmarks ...

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Constantly (or at least weekly)
  511 votes / 2%
Frequently (once a week to once a month)
  599 votes / 2%
Regularly (but less often than once a month)
  1602 votes / 7%
Rarely (only when things get too crazy)
  9044 votes / 42%
Never (I like to scroll)
  3738 votes / 17%
Only when I think I'm about to get caught
  913 votes / 4%
My browser has bookmarks?!
  5011 votes / 23%
21418 total votes.
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I organize my browser bookmarks ...

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 17, 2013 @07:01PM (#42931177)

    Use Firefox. Use tags. Use search.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 17, 2013 @07:16PM (#42931235)

    My massive brain prompts me to put bookmarks in folders, so the same is true for me, even though I use a Mozilla browser.

    It helps that I keep a set of folders in the bookmarks toolbar, and store everything in one of those folders, so it's usually just a matter of dragging and dropping.

  • Local start-up page (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Frans Faase (648933) on Sunday February 17, 2013 @07:43PM (#42931369) Homepage
    I just use a local start-up page (in HTML) for the most commonly used links, organized in the way I want. I sync this among my devices (with a small home build sync program). Haven't used bookmarks for a long time.
  • by Quinn_Inuit (760445) <Quinn_Inuit AT yahoo DOT com> on Sunday February 17, 2013 @08:57PM (#42931707)
    The "Awesome Bar" or whatever they're calling it now in Firefox generally knows what I want in a few keystrokes, and I can hotkey up there and never have to take my hands from the keyboard while I click through bookmark menus with the mouse. Same with Chrome. I have some old bookmarks sitting around that I haven't gotten rid of, but neither do I maintain them.
  • Re:Never ... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cheater512 (783349) <nick@nickstallman.net> on Sunday February 17, 2013 @10:40PM (#42932155) Homepage

    Yeah I find bookmarks pretty useless as well.

    I primarily use url auto completion.
    E.g. to pull up Slashdot I don't touch my mouse. I press Ctrl-T for a new tab, type 'sl' then hit enter and Slashdot appears.
    Bookmarks can't beat 4 keystrokes I can do faster than even if Slashdot was on a bookmarks bar.

  • Re:I use chrome (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 18, 2013 @12:12PM (#42935987)
    Exactly. Sign in to Chrome, turn on encryption, and allow it to sync your history across all of your machines, phones, tablets, etc. There is no longer any reason for bookmarks. The history covers all of this just fine. Start typing and it pulls up everything. Don't want a certain item in your history? Use Incognito mode (porn mode). Bookmarks are so 1990s. I haven't used them in years.
  • Re:Never ... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by inasity_rules (1110095) on Monday February 18, 2013 @01:38PM (#42936855) Journal

    I do that, then when one browser became a mess I'd move to the next for a clean start. Having gone around Firefox -> Chrome -> Opera -> Firefox, I clear firefox. If I haven't looked in that long, I probably don't care anymore. Next clear Chrome, and so on. This way you can always get back to a previous state. It's not about history it's about the state of mind I had when the browser was open. A sort of brain save function, if you will...

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