We’ve sung the praises of the art of keyword bookmarking before, but the number of keywords in your setup can quickly get out of control. Reader Swc oxcart shows us an easy way to keep track of all your bookmark keywords.
Google Chrome’s auto-suggest will automatically narrow down your bookmarks for you by adding a simple character to your keywords:
If you have a lot of bookmarklets or are simply running out of short keywords and want to better leverage your browser’s auto-suggest, you can add a tag character to your keyword.
e.g—a script bookmarklet that sends the page link in Gmail can be keyword: \mail
This is easier to remember and does not cause potential search collisions in Chrome Omnibar or Cybersearch Mozilla add-ons. In addition, some browser configurations will see the rarer tag character and show your bookmarklets in the url bar as suggestions.
This is especially useful when you “drill down” into sites as described in ourkeyword bookmarking feature. The further you go into the hierarchy of a web site with your keywords (i.e. using “lw” for the Lifehacker wiki, using “lwf” for the feature section of the wiki, and so on), the more likely you are to forget what the keyword is. As you type it out with this method, the auto suggest will narrow down your selection to help you remember. It’s simple, but very effective when the number of keywords in your arsenal gets a bit overwhelming.