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  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
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    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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    Bookmarklets (aka Favelets)

    These <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> little goodies have probably been mentioned before, but I couldn't find anything recent here, nor under the forums for IE, Other browsers, or Web design. So, even at the risk of being old hat to some <img src=/S/yawn.gif border=0 alt=yawn width=15 height=15>, I think they're worth a fresh airing <img src=/S/megashout.gif border=0 alt=megashout width=33 height=17>

    Basically, bookmarklets are one line JavaScripts to add extra features to your browser. They are saved as a "url" (aka internet shortcut), so they execute directly from the Links or Favorites (in IE, or their equivalents in other browsers). In theory they are independent of the browser and OS. In reality it's a good theory <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. But, for the programming types, many are simple enough to "debug" or adapt even without knowing jscript (those who do, can cook <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22> their own).

    They can access and manipulate pretty much anything on a web page. Typical functions get rid of annoyances like poor colour combos, resize the window, zoom text and/or graphics, or link to a search with selected text. They will help with page viewing and navigation, page development and validation, and get almost any information about a web page. They won't bring you a <IMG SRC= alt=brew> though <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>.

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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    Re: Bookmarklets (aka Favelets)

    Interesting, Tim. I used to use a number of the Bookmarklets a few years ago at work, but when I migrated to Mozilla, they stopped working. I guess Mozilla's claim to be "...adhering to standards..." caused the problem, heh heh! The ones I liked the best surprisingly were the simplest of things - screen sizing. In our work environment it was often helpful to see what a web page, or document or whatever would look like to a user at various screen resolutions and Bookmarklets was a really simple solution to that problem. I guess I'll go take another look, as I had forgotten all about them. Thanks fer the reminder!

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