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The "favorites" in my browser are too difficult to organize
and I want to make shortcuts to them in little clusters on
Reduce your browser window so that the area, where you
want to park the short-cut icons, is visible. Then go to a
site, and drag the little icon in the left of the browser
address bar onto that empty spot on the desktop.
You can rename the icon text to something shorter and more
Once things get too cluttered, make some folders in some
directory on the drive, NOT on the desktop!
Then make desktop shortcuts to those folders, give the
shortcuts distinctive icons, and drag the icons from those
clusters into those folders.
One of the reasons for not using desktop folders for that,
is that it is very difficult to change the icons of desktop
folders, and a stack of manila folders all looking the same
does not help for organizing things.
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