Bookmarks are references to websites that are stored on a computer system. They are usually stored in a web browser to make it easier to open a website at a later point in time as it is just a click away.
Since bookmarks store page titles and urls, and sometimes additional information such as tags or descriptive content, they provide access to pages without having to remember the address of them.
A page is usually displayed from the top which can problematic on large pages if relevant information are found somewhere else on it, for instance near the end.
And if you read half-way through the page and had to stop then, bookmarking the page will only open it at the very top and not where you stopped reading the page. You would need to scroll and search for the location where you stopped reading the last time.
Update: The extension is not available anymore on the Mozilla Add-ons website. There is no comparable extension available at this point in time unfortunately.
Page Bookmarks Manager aids Firefox users by adding the means to the browser to save a bookmark that does not only remember the url of the page but also the position of the scroll bar on that page. All functions the add-on offers are attached to the right-click context menu.
Whenever you want to save the position simply right-click that page and select the Page Bookmarks entry from the menu. The extension does not only save the position of the website but also the zoom level which is great for users who regularly zoom in and out of websites.
One of the current limitations is that you cannot open the paged bookmarks unless you are on the same page. That's a serious problem which is somewhat reduced by the Bookmark's Manager that lists all the stored page bookmarks. This manager can be used to open the bookmark at the exact location.
The software developer could add value to the extension by providing the means to open bookmarks easier from any page. The add-on is an experimental add-on which means that you have to log into the Mozilla website before you are able to download and install it.
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