Bookmarking Web pages has been an important element of navigating the Internet for a while. While it’s helpful to keep a few core websites memorized, it can be difficult to remember everything, or know the exact search term that you used to find a page. Fortunately Microsoft Edge has the ability to create bookmarks, which they call “Favorites.”
Our tutorial below will show you a couple of different ways that you can favorite a Web page in the browser. You will even have the ability to create bookmark folders to further customize your bookmarks, and you can create custom names for your bookmarked page so that they are easier for you to identify.
How to Bookmark or Favorite a Page in Edge
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Microsoft Edge Web browser. By following the steps in this guide you will be creating a favorite, which you can access by clicking the star icon in the taskbar at the top of the Edge browser. You can also elect to enable the favorites bar in the browser, which you can use as an alternate way to get to your favorite sites.
Step 1: Open the Microsoft Edge Web browser.
Step 2: Navigate to the Web page that you wish to save as a favorite or bookmark.
Step 3: Click the star icon in the address bar.
Step 4: Enter a name for the bookmarked page into the Name field. If you wish to create a new bookmark folder or use one that you have already created, then adjust those options as well. Once you have the desired settings for the bookmark, click the Add button.
Note that you can also bookmark a page by pressing Ctrl + D on your keyboard. Doing so will take you to step 4 in the guide above.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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