Small but powerful improvement for bookmarking in Chrome

Small but powerful improvement for bookmarking in Chrome

Bookmarking your favorite sites is our bread-and-butter. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox or yet another browser, often you know where you want to go, and you want to get there quickly. That’s how you end up with a Bookmarks bar full of tiny, untidy bookmarks. Our start page is an alternative to this browser bookmarking chaos. And now we’ve made copying your favorite bookmarks to your personal start page even better.

Drag and drop bookmarking

Bookmarking with a simple drag and drop.
Bookmarking with a simple drag and drop.

The instructions for this new feature are straightforward:

  • Open your Chrome or Chromium browser. This feature will not work with other browsers.
  • Make sure there is at least one Bookmarks widget on your start.me page. Add one if you want to. This is the destination Bookmarks widget.
  • Locate the bookmark you want to copy to your start page. You can find one on the Bookmarks bar, in a browser folder or in the Bookmark manager (on a different tab).
  • Drag and drop your bookmark to the Bookmarks widget of your choice. You can’t drop it to the page, only to a Bookmark widget.
  • Click Done to confirm.

That’s it!

Some Caveats

When using this feature, remember this...
When using this feature, remember this…

We’ve tested this function with success in the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Kinza (a partner)
  • Torch (a partner)
  • Iron Browser (a partner)
  • Opera
  • Vivaldi

We’ve tested several other browsers, but they didn’t support this new functionality: Firefox, Pale Moon (a partner), Internet Explorer, Edge and the Maxthon browser (a partner). It’s not clear when or if these browsers will support this new feature.

The new drag and drop feature does not support folders. It only works with single bookmarks.

If you want to add an entire folder to your start page, we recommend the Import function of our extension. You can find more information in this support article.

Good or bad, we’d love to hear your thoughts about these improvements. Find us on Twitter (@startme) or write to support@start.me. Or leave a comment!

Stefan van Dierendonck

Stefan van Dierendonck

For many years Stefan has been active as a blogger, building and maintaining his own and other websites. He is also the author of two well-received novels. Wherever possible, he tries to combine modern technology with literary or at least pleasantly legible content.


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4 Replies to “Small but powerful improvement for bookmarking in Chrome”

  1. Hi. I’m trying out start.me, and happily started to drag bookmarks from the bookmarks bar into the start.me widget. But alas, in many cases, it doesn’t copy the title, and neither the icon. I end up with many bookmarks having to edit the title, and choose a different icon (from a long long list). That’s a lot of work! It feels inefficient, because all the information is right there, in the bookmarks bar!
    I almost quit right there, but for the rest start.me looks really good, so I’m willing to give it a second chance.

    1. Hi Geert, thanks for trying out start.me! I’m sorry to hear that the drag and drop feature doesn’t really function the way you expect. When I try to replicate the issue, I see that it copies the information from the bookmark with our database information. Still, we’re not sure what’s causing this problem, so we’d like to investigate a bit more. Could you contact us with more details about your browser version, your operating system, and your start.me account? If you could send the information to our support team, we’ll look at it asap. Just email us directly at support@start.me. Thanks in advance!

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