I very often bookmark pages in Firefox in a 'Read later' folder.
This takes 3 actions:

  • Hit Ctrl-D
  • Pull open the Folder dropdown containing the last folders used
  • Click on the 'Read later' folder

This assumes that the 'Read later' folder is in the last five folders used. If not, I have a lot more browsing to do.

I would love a (free) add-on that lets me save a bookmark to a pre-defined folder with one key combination.

3 Answers 3


I was searching for the same and never found anything that suited my taste, so I made my own add-on (Pile): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/pile-lightweight-bookmarking/

  • Nice. Together with Total Bookmarks I now have a system to quickly store store bookmarks and sort them out later. One feature request: It should refuse to 'pile' duplicates.
    – user416
    Jul 24, 2017 at 18:38

Not exactly what you are asking for, but I think it solves the requirement.

Have you tried Pocket? (has a Firefox add-on)

  • I'll check it out. I might as well look at Evernote then, that's on both machines I use most.
    – user416
    Dec 21, 2015 at 7:15
  • Pocket is integrated in Firefox
    – wb9688
    Dec 27, 2015 at 16:24
  • Unfortunately, yes. That way it lost many useful features (the drop-down list of saved articles, the indicator that a page was already bookmarked, the edit feature, and maybe more). And the original addon is no longer available.
    – Izzy
    Jan 4, 2016 at 13:55

I've been searching for something similar for quite some time, and recently I found addon deskCut (Desktop Shortcut), which adds desktop shortcut creation to the context-menu. It is quite old, but it still works in newest FF. It doesn't have keyboard shortcut, but it has enough options for customization.

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