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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.

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Well, this keyboard trick is...

Well, this keyboard trick is fanTASTic for me while I'm on my iBook floating in the living room. However, when I'm at my desk, I'm under XP with Firefox. Does anyone know if there's a way to set up the same deal in it as the quick-keys in safari like this?




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