The default way of creating bookmarks in Firefox is to either click on the white star in the address bar (or next to it as is the case in Firefox 29 or newer) or with the shortcut Ctrl-D to open the page bookmarked dialog.
Update: Firefox comes with a built-in option to bookmark all tabs. Simply right-click on a tab in the web browser and select the "bookmark all tabs" context menu option to do so. An add-on is no longer required for this.
Inexperienced users may also use the bookmarks menu in the main toolbar instead to bookmark the current page in Firefox.
There are however situations where this technique becomes highly time consuming. Think of research conducted on the Internet with dozens of open websites in tabs in the web browser.
Bookmarking those in Firefox would mean to click on each tab to bookmark the websites. A better way is to automatically bookmark pages in Firefox and this is where the Auto Bookmark All Tabs extension for Firefox comes into play.
The extension has been designed to automatically bookmark all open tabs on exit or during a session (either by pressing a button or the shortcut [Ctrl Shift A]) which is very handy for researchers and basically anyone who works with boatloads of tabs that need to be saved as bookmarks at one point.
The Firefox bookmarks extension comes with a few options that are worth looking at after installation:
Update - The auto bookmark extension is no longer available. Bookmark Current Tab Set is an alternative that is compatible with recent Firefox versions. It offers a similar functionality.
Adds options to bookmark all tabs in a window (optionally without opening a dialog) and store them in a new bookmark folder that is given the current date (and optionally the time) as its name.
To use the add-on do the following. Press Alt to bring up the menu bar in Firefox. Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Current Tab Set to save all open tabs as bookmarks in Firefox.
The sets are saved as bookmark folders which means that you can open them all again in the browser at any point in time.
The extension is useful, not only for research but also if you work with sets of websites regularly. Just save each set once in the browser to open it again at any time in a new browser window or the current one.Advertisement
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