2009/08/14

How To Add a Bookmarklet to Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 does not offer an option to add a new custom favorite but just one to bookmark the page you are at, altough later you can edit the url of that favorite.

I wanted to add a bookmarket which resizes the browser window to XGA resolution (1024x768 pixels), so I followed these steps:
  1. Click the favorites icon
  2. Select any favorite, right click on it and select Copy
  3. Select any folder in the favorites tree, right click on it and select Paste
  4. Select the pasted favorite, right click on it and select Properties
  5. Paste the following code in the URL field: javascript:void(window.resizeTo(1024,768))
  6. Right click on the edited favorite and select Rename (as XGA)
  7. (Recommended) Move the new bookmarklet to the Favorites Bar folder
That's it, hope you find it usefull, cheers!