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How to Use Web Bookmarks on an Android Phone

Bookmarks are those electronic breadcrumbs you can drop as you wander the web. Need to revisit a website from your Android phone? Just look up its bookmark. This advice assumes, of course, that you bother to create (or drop) a bookmark when you first visit the site. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the web page you want to bookmark.

  2. Touch the Bookmark button, found at the top of the Browser screen.

    Find the location of the Bookmark button. After pressing the button, you see the Bookmarks screen. The screen lists your bookmarks, showing website thumbnail previews.

  3. Touch the Add button.

    The Add button appears in the upper-left square on the Bookmarks screen. The button specifies, just below the square, the name of the site or page you’re bookmarking.

  4. If necessary, edit the bookmark name.

    The bookmark is given the web page name, which might be kind of long. You can edit the name to fit beneath the thumbnail square.

  5. Touch OK.

If your phone features the Internet app, add a bookmark by visiting the page you want to bookmark, pressing the Menu soft button, and choosing the Add Bookmark command.

After the bookmark is set, it appears on the list of bookmarks. You can swipe the list downward to see the bookmarks and all their fun thumbnails.

Another way to add a bookmark is to touch the Most Visited tab at the top of the Bookmarks screen. This screen lists the web pages you frequent. To add one of these pages, long-press it and choose the Add Bookmark command.

  • To visit a bookmark, press the Menu soft button and choose the Bookmarks command. Touch a bookmark thumbnail to visit that site.

  • Remove a bookmark by long-pressing its thumbnail on the Bookmarks screen. Choose the command Delete Bookmark. Touch the OK button to confirm.

  • Bookmarked websites can also be placed on the Home screen: Long-press the bookmark thumbnail, and choose the command Add Shortcut to Home.

  • You can switch between Thumbnail and List views for your bookmarks: When viewing the Bookmarks screen, press the Menu soft button and choose the List View command to switch to List view. To return to Thumbnail view, press the Menu soft button and choose Thumbnail View.

  • When held horizontally, the phone displays its bookmark thumbnails in a long list that you can swipe left or right.

  • You can obtain the MyBookmarks app at the Android Market. The app can import your Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome bookmarks from your Windows computer into your Android phone.

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