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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Keyboard commands for Safari favorites

We’ve already mentioned a way to fit more bookmarks into Safari’s Bookmarks Bar. Now, try moving a few of your really favorite bookmarks into the first few slots in the bar.

Re-arranging Bookmarks

Safari binds CMD-1 through CMD-9 to the 1st through 9th bookmarks in your bar. So in the above screenshot, typing CMD-2 would invoke my del.icio.us bookmarklet. Note that these keys go with the 1st through 9th individual bookmarks in the bar, so it numerically skips over any folders of bookmarks.

Hint: You could link to your favorite web pages from those slots, but I’d suggest reserving them for the bookmarklets you use all day. Once you’re accustomed to using the keys, you’ll find yourself relying heavily on them as you surf around. Big timesaver.

About Merlin

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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