If you’re still using Internet Explorer you may have seen, down the Favorites list, a Links folder. It’s part of the XP operating system and can be used with any browser without opening IE at all. I know not 100% of you are using XP and I apologize but it’s all I can talk about because it’s all I know. If you’re still using Fortran IV & V I might be able to dredge it up.
Do this …
(Caveat: Here and hereafter, and everywhere and forevermore, when I say “Do” what I mean by that is after you read the whole post, after you answer all your own questions on the subject and only when your inner computer-wisdom says it’s OK. In e-space, as on Earth.)
… Right click on the task-bar. (What’s the task-bar? my cousin, Sam, asked. It’s that blue bar along the bottom of your screen.) Click the tick next to “Lock the Taskbar” so it wil be unlocked.
Go around the corner and click “Links”. While you’re in there you might as well click “Quick Launch” too.
It will put next to your Start button, an easy way to get back to your Desktop from anywhere.
Go back and Lock the Taskbar by clicking next to it. Links should now show on your task-bar like this:
Now, when you have a web page open that you want to keep nearby because you use it a lot, drag the icon next to the web address and drop it into Links:
You can build a list of bookmarks for speedier access this way. You will save yourself a lot of stress and bother if you put all your most-visited genealogy websites in there.
You can also have the Links folder showing at the top of your Windows folders. Just right click on the toolbar and click Customize.