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FAQ

What are tags?

Tags are one-word descriptors that you can assign to your bookmarks on Delicious to help you organize and remember them. Tags are a little bit like keywords, but you choose them yourself and they do not form a hierarchy. You can assign as many tags to a bookmark as you like and you can always rename or delete the tags later. So, tagging can be a lot easier and more flexible than fitting your information into preconceived categories or folders.

For example, if you save an article about how to make a certain kind of cake, you can tag it with recipes sweets yogurt or whatever other tags you might use to find it again. You don't have to rely on the designer of a system to provide you with a category for French cake recipes. You make up tags as you need them, and use the tags that make the most sense to you.

This is great for organizing and finding personal data, but it goes even further when someone else posts related content using the same tags. You begin building a collaborative repository of related information, driven by personal interests and creative organization. For instance, to view everybody's bookmarks about sweets, visit delicious.com/tag/sweets. To see the most popular items tagged as sweets, visit delicious.com/popular/sweets.

About the Delicious Bookmark Add-on (http://www.delicious.com/help/tools)

The Delicious Bookmarks Add-on enhances your existing Firefox bookmarking system with a new set of tools to help you create, manage and search your bookmarks.

From now on all your bookmarks will be instantly accessible both in your Firefox browser and from your bookmarks page on the Delicious website. This means that any changes you make to your bookmarks in either location will be synchronized. For example adding or deleting a Delicious bookmark in Firefox will add or delete it from your bookmarks page on Delicious. Learn more...

Here's what you need to know to get the most out of this powerful new tool.

Saving A New Bookmark

To make a new bookmark, just click the 'Tag' button, then add any tags or notes you want, and then hit the save button.

Firefox Bookmars ToolbarSave Dialog

Searching And Browsing Your Bookmarks

To search or browse all of your bookmarks, just click the Bookmarks button and the Delicious sidebar will appear. This enables you to browse all your bookmarks or instantly search them by typing in the 'Search' box. Learn more...

Note that if you imported your existing Firefox bookmarks to Delicious they should be here now. If they are not, don’t worry, the import process can take a few minutes. If you asked to be notified by email when the import is complete remember to check there first If you did not import your existing bookmarks during sign up you can still do it now by going to our imports page.

Firefox Extension Sidebar

The Delicious Bookmarks Toolbar

The new Delicious bookmarks toolbar gives you quick access to your bookmarks via your Favorite Tags or bundles. Note that when you create favorite tags they show up in both the Delicious toolbar and the Delicious Bookmarks menu.

Firefox Bookmars Toolbar

Status bar Icons

If you look down at the bottom right of your browser you’ll see some new icons in the status bar. They will give you quick access to the Delicious website, notify you about new activity in your network and inbox.

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