Bookmarklets - Browser Power
Did you know you can do much more with any web page than the author designed it for?
Wouldn't it sometimes be nice for example to:
Well, you can with bookmarklets.
What are Bookmarklets?
browser's address bar. Simply type
You can execute bookmarklets from any web page, either by typing them directly, or by saving them as a bookmark/favorite and then selecting them.
A bookmarklet has complete access to the current web page. This allows you to change colors, scale fonts, calculate the number of words, etc. Bookmarklets are very powerful this way.
In fact, maybe you already use bookmarklets without knowing it. Search bookmarklets are all the rage these days. The most famous is probably Google's version, but all of them work the same way: you select some text on the current page, then call the bookmarklet. A new window will open (or maybe not) and you will be redirected to the search results of the selected word(s).
How Do I Install Bookmarklets?
Since bookmarklets act as links you just add them to your bookmarks/favorites. You can then use them whenever you want. Could it be any easier? And bookmarklets are supported by all the different browsers.
Here's a tip for you: The Links toolbar in Explorer (or the similar toolbar in other browsers)
is an ideal place for your bookmarklets. Here's a screenshot of how I have arranged my
bookmarklets in my own browser, using subfolders. This way they're just a click away.