How do I do this on a Mac?

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  1. yustas macrumors regular

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    I am a Windows user switching to Mac (just ordered the new iMac), but I have used the iMac in the past and found one thing very inconvenient - i.e., I could not find a way to create bookmark shortcuts on Safari or Firefox (please see the attachment). On windows, when I add a bookmark to Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox, each bookmark shows up as a small, square, clickable image, which makes it very easy to access the sites I used the most, but on a Mac, the images do not show up on Safari or Firefox. Is there a way to add them somehow?
     

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    There won't be images but you can click the + icon next to the address bar and it will appear in you bookmarks bar, which is located under the address bar.
     
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  4. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I have 55 of those things just a click away when I used Firefox/Windows, which is very convenient since, well, any of those sites that I use frequently are just a click away. I cannot believe there is not something similar on a Mac.
     
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    Did you even read my post? There most certainly is but instead of those ugly pictures, it has text.

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  6. smali macrumors regular

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    I think there is BTO option that allows that function. Only on the high end 27" though.
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

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    Looks like it is. On Chrome you can remove all the text, just by editing the bookmark.

    Screen shot 2011-05-03 at 20.35.41.png
     
  8. yustas, May 3, 2011
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    yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have read it. I knew that I can add text on Safari, but the pictures are useful, the text is not. Why not? Because it takes too much space. I have 55 sites added. Each picture is self-explanatory, I know which picture is for which website. Text, on the other hand, looks all the same. You need to read it every time to find the site you want, and it takes a lot more space, so you need to abbreviation and then remember each derivation, which is even more pain for over 50 websites.

    What is BTO?

    I have never used Chrome. Interesting, thanks!
     
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    "But the other..."
     
  10. plinden, May 3, 2011
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    Safari displays just text. FF by default on both Windows and OS X displays both icons and text. You must have done something on your Windows FF to remove the text. Just do the same for your FF on OS X

    For example: http://www.binaryturf.com/squeeze-firefox-bookmarks-bar/

    Edit: on a Mac the userChrome-example.css file is under /Users/<your account>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<your profie>.default/chrome

    If you modified your Windows Firefox through userChrome.css you can just copy it over.
     
  11. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Built To Order.
     
  12. svenn macrumors 6502

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    Firefox on pc puts the favicon (small clickable image) and name of the site in the bookmark bar by default. In order to just display the images like you have, the bookmark must be edited manually to erase the title of the site, leaving only the favicon. Never tried chrome on mac, but try editing the bookmark by erasing the name of the site. It should do the same thing and leave behind the favicon only.
     
  13. yustas thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is exactly what I did. Right click on an icon/Properties/Delete the name in the Name field.
     
  14. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    Works the same in Firefox 4.0.1 for Mac. i just did it.
     
  15. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Try the userChrome.css modification I suggested above - you won't have to edit anything else then. But as beatzfreak says, you can edit the text on FireFox anyway.
     

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