Have you ever heard about Bookmarklets?

You can have certain functionality in browsers that have not the possibility to load addons. This technique has been invented more than 10 years ago, but is not well known. Bookmarklets are small java scripts that are stored as bookmarks. It’s a simple way to get ingenious functionality in weak browsers. Need an example? Here you are. Just create a bookmark in your bookmarks toolbar and put this in the location textbox.

javascript:(function(){var%20a=window,b=document,c=encodeURIComponent,d=a.open("https://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&output=popup& bkmk="+c(b.location)+"&title="+c(b.title),"bkmk_popup","left="+((a.screenX||a.screenLeft)+10)+",top="+((a.screenY||a.screenTop)+10)+",height=510px,width=550px,resizable=1,alwaysRaised=1");a.setTimeout(function(){d.focus()},300)})();

This bookmarklet helps you to add the current webpage to your Google bookmarks. It’s very handy.

About Juergen Caris

I am 54yo, MSc(Dist) and BSc in Computer Science, German and working as a Senior Server Engineer for the NHS Lothian. I am responsible for the patient management system, called TrakCare. I am a UNIX/Linux guy, working in this sector for more than 20 years now. I am also interested in robotics, microprocessors, system monitoring, Home automation and programming.
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2 Responses to Have you ever heard about Bookmarklets?

  1. Anonymous says:

    There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart.There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further.Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  2. Len Deaton says:

    I don’t seem to be able to bring my favorite website list from Explorer or to establish new ones on my Google Chrome.

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