The difference between favorites and bookmarks is pretty easy to explain, here is a short answer not only for Windows 11, 10, ... etc.!
In the WWW or the Internet, a bookmark is understood to be a link that is used by a browser for faster access to certain, mostly frequently visited Internet pages, but the word bookmark is older than the Internet itself. The bookmark was used in books in the past , you put a sheet of paper in the book, it stuck out from the book and you could quickly find your favorite part of the book and read it again. But it was also used to memorize / mark the place where you stopped reading the book and you could continue reading the next day or weeks later at the memorized place with the help of the bookmark. Nowadays, bookmarks can of course also be bought.
1.) ... The difference between favorites and bookmarks!
|(Image-1) Chinese traditional bookmarks!|
“Favorites” and “bookmarks” are terms that are often used interchangeably, but can have slightly different meanings depending on the context, the software or platform used, and the user's preferences. Here is a general explanation of the differences:
Favorites are primarily associated with web browsers. In web browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, the term “Favorites” refers to a list of websites or webpages that you have saved for quick access. Favorites are typically organized in a hierarchical folder structure so that users can categorize and manage their saved websites.
They are often accessed via a menu or toolbar button in the web browser.
Bookmarks are a broader term that can refer to storing and organizing different types of content for quick access. Although they are commonly used for websites, they are not limited to web browsers. In the context of web browsers, “bookmarks” are sometimes used interchangeably with “favorites.” In fact, modern browsers often use the term “bookmarks” instead of “favorites” to describe saved web pages.
Outside of web browsing, bookmarks can refer to storing and organizing content across different applications and platforms, such as: For example, bookmarking a specific location in an e-book, a specific time in a video, or a specific page in a document.
In summary, the difference between “Favorites” and “Bookmarks” can be minimal and often depends on the software or platform used. In the context of web browsing, both terms are often used to describe the same functionality for storing and organizing web pages for quick access. However, “bookmarking” is a broader term that can encompass storing and organizing different types of content beyond just web pages.
FAQ 95: Updated on: 7 October 2023 23:02