Using the Bookmarks Sidebar Module

Defining and Using Bookmarks Managing Your Bookmarks Using Start Group Bookmarks Working With Read Later Bookmarks

Defining and Using Bookmarks

When you find a web page that you would like to return to in the future, you can store its URL as a bookmark, which makes it very easy to go back to that page at any time. You do this by adding the web page to the Bookmarks Sidebar module. The bookmarks on the Bookmarks Sidebar module are the same as the bookmarks on the Browser's Bookmarks menu. The Bookmarks Sidebar module makes them easier to access, since you can keep them visible while you are browsing the Internet.

The Bookmarks Sidebar module has two views:

  • Collapsed as a mini-module

    The Bookmarks mini-module

    The Bookmarks mini-module appears as a button that you can click to make Bookmarks the active module.

  • Expanded as the active module

    The active Bookmarks module

When Bookmarks is the active Sidebar module, it displays any preset and user-defined bookmarks. (Bookmarks to various Yahoo! pages are preset.) If you have organized your bookmarks into folders, the folders are listed in alphabetical order, followed by any bookmarks that are not stored in folders, all within the My Bookmarks folder.

Two special-purpose folders appear in the Bookmarks module after the My Bookmarks folder:

  • The Read Later folder contains bookmarks you want to save temporarily for later reading. The Browser automatically removes each Read Later bookmark after you visit the bookmarked page.

  • The Start Group folder contains bookmarks to your Start Group web pages.

The bookmarks in your Bookmarks Sidebar module are associated with your Verizon Yahoo! account and are available to you whenever you are signed in to Verizon Yahoo!, no matter whose computer you use. This is a big advantage over standard bookmarks, or favorites, which are not associated with a specific user and cannot be accessed while you are away from home.

When Bookmarks is the active Sidebar module, you can bookmark a web page, and then use that bookmark later to go to that web page.


Here's How

  1. Open the Browser, sign in to Verizon Yahoo!, and make sure that the Sidebar is open.

  2. If the Bookmarks Sidebar module is displayed as a mini-module, click it to make it the active module.

  3. To add a bookmark for the web page you are viewing, click add bookmark.

    Click Add Bookmark

    The Add New Bookmark window appears.

  4. You can change the name of the bookmark to something more meaningful to you, edit the URL (not recommended), select the bookmark folder in which you want to save the new bookmark, and enter a comment of any kind.

    The Add New Bookmark window

  5. When you finish making changes, click the OK button.

    The bookmark appears in the selected folder with the name you provided.

    Example of a new bookmark

  6. Click the Home button at the top of the Browser to return to your home page.

    Click the Home button

  7. Find the bookmark you just added in the Bookmarks Sidebar module, and click it.

    Click the newly added bookmark

    The Browser displays the bookmarked page.


What's Next

If you have a lot of bookmarks, you can manage them by adding bookmark folders, moving them into folders, editing them, or deleting the bookmarks you no longer need.


Words to Know

  • Active module: the module currently displayed in the active content area of the Verizon Yahoo! Sidebar.
  • Bookmark: a link to a web page that is stored with a browser. Select a bookmark to go directly to the designated page.
  • Bookmark folder: a container that holds related bookmarks.
  • Mini-module: an application module that can be displayed in the Verizon Yahoo! Sidebar.
  • Read Later: a bookmark folder that allows you to store bookmarks temporarily for later reading.
  • Sidebar: a customizable area in the Verizon Yahoo! Browser or Internet Explorer where you can display information or applications that you use often, such as Verizon Yahoo! Mail, and Verizon Yahoo! Messenger.
  • URL: Universal Resource Locator – specifies the location of a file or web page, such as