More ways to get to Yahoo! Mail
- Posted March 26th, 2008 at 11:54 am by HuongT
- Categories: All-New Mail, Classic Mail, General, Tips & Tutorials
The response to the Desktop Shortcut tip from last week was so positive, I thought it would be a good idea to share the details on the toolbar tip I described as my personal favorite. Just like the desktop solution, this should work for users on windows or Mac, and on just about any browser option for either.
Just about everyone should be familiar with the idea of adding a page to a Favorites or Bookmarks list. Something that many people may not be aware of (except, of course, for Tint and Mark who also suggested this within Comments) is that you can have a customizable toolbar near the top of your browser with quick access to your favorite sites.
Depending on your browser you may have to enable (or reveal) the Toolbar option. To do this you’ll need to access the View menu for your browser and navigate into the Toolbars area (it’s usually at the top). Then mouse over and make sure that the Links or Bookmarks option is enabled (or checked). After doing this you should see a new toolbar in your browser. Each browser usually comes with a few pre-selected sites, but those can be easily deleted.
Now that you have your toolbar available, you can start populating it with buttons to your favorite Yahoo! sites. You can add other sites as well, but really … why would you need to?
Just like when you added the shortcut to your desktop, you will want to mouse up the the Y! icon in your browser’s address bar. Simply click and drag it to the toolbar and that’s it.
Depending on which browser you are using, you may want to rename the link to something shorter, or more recognizable (I usually make mine “Y!Mail” to maximize space) … but that is entirely up to you.