WWW FAQs: What are bookmarks and favorites?

2005-07-25: "Bookmarks" and "favorites" are two words for the same thing: web addresses that users have asked the web browser to remember for convenient access in the future. Microsoft Internet Explorer uses the term "favorite." Most other products, including the very first web browsers and the modern Firefox browser, use the term "bookmark." In Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can add a favorite by visiting the page you want the browser to remember, pulling down the "Favorites" menu and selecting "Add to Favorites." In Firefox, you can do the same thing by pulling down the "Bookmarks" menu and selecting "Bookmark This Page."

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