Cheats with the bookmarks bar in Chrome and Firefox

The bookmarks bar is the most useful and often least used space in a browser.
Above all, it is not used to its full potential since the bookmarks bar can easily become a launch pad for the most visited sites, customizable and that can be organized by grouping the sites in folders and categories.
To add a site to your favorites (in Chrome and Firefox) just click on the star at the top, on the right of the address bar and choose to save the bookmark on the "favorites bar" folder.
There is also a faster way, just click on the icon to the left of http in the address bar and, holding down, drag the site with the mouse on the bookmarks bar.
To view the bookmarks bar instead, click on the options button at the top right, move to the bookmarks section and click on the item " show bookmarks bar ".
More easily, on Firefox, Chrome and all browsers, just press Ctrl + Shift + B to show and hide the bookmarks bar quickly.
A very nice trick with the favorites bar is to create buttons made from an icon without writing.
In this way you can add as many sites as possible to the bar keeping them ready to be opened whenever you want.
You can right-click on a favorite, go to Edit (in Firefox it's property) and then, from the tab, delete the name making it empty.
At this point on the bar there are only the icons of the absolutely recognizable websites.
You can repeatedly click on the various buttons using the mouse wheel to open them in the background on new tabs.
If you want to open multiple sites all together the trick is to create a folder, always leaving it on the favorites bar.
Then click on the bookmarks bar, anywhere, with the right mouse button and select " add folder " ( new folder in Firefox)
Now, using the mouse, you can drag the sites to the folder directly from the bookmarks bar or they can be dragged from the address bar (by clicking the icon to the left of http).
To open all the links in a folder just click on it using the mouse wheel button or, if you are using a laptop, double-clicking on the trackpad and selecting Open all Favorites .
Browser bookmarks on Chrome are automatically synced if you log in to the browser with the same Google Account on all computers or smartphones.
To access Chrome, click the options button and enter the settings.
In advanced synchronization settings, you can choose what to synchronize.
Even with Firefox you can synchronize your favorites and all instructions are in the guide to synchronizing browsers
For some favorites it may be useful to save them in Pocket or Instapaper, to save web pages so you can review them later .
To avoid adding too many favorites, for example for Youtube videos or links to hotels where you could stay for a trip, in Chrome there is an extension, Supersorter, which orders bookmarks logically, eliminates duplicates and unites them in folders.
When using it, be careful that if you have your own order, it may dissolve it.
To end the discussion on the bookmarks bar, we need to talk about bookmarklets .
They are buttons, like extensions, which recall a certain programming code when pressed.
The bookmarklets can be saved on the bookmarks bar by dragging them over from the page that presents them.
In another article we have the list of the main bookmarklets with buttons to quickly share web pages on Facebook, on Pocket or to send them in Gmail.
Update: Google has renewed Chrome's favorite manager with an extension .

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