10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2014 6:09 PM by tadtv
Mo Jo Level 1 (0 points)

When I click the "+" symbol, Safari adds the current webpage to the Reading List.

Previously, I was able to choose from all of my Favorite folders.

This began today after I downloaded Mavericks & Safari 7.0.

I'd appreciate if anyone could help me troubleshoot this.

Thanks in advance,




This is a link to what I want to be able to do, once again:   https://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#bookmark



On a sidenote, I'd also like to disable the Reading List, if there's a way to do that, as well. -A Pet Peeve

OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Mo Jo Level 1 (0 points)

    I know that I can click Bookmarks in the top header & then Add Bookmark, or command + D, but the "+" symbol only required 1 click on my trackpad.

  • 1flight Level 1 (10 points)

    If you click and hold on the plus sign, you can drag down onto your chosen bookmark sub-folder then release. This will add the bookmark to that sub-folder.

  • ESPRESSO_ME Level 1 (0 points)

    It would be wise to note that this click-hold-drag procedure for creating a bookmark requires good aim and steady hands.


    Remember the good old days -- yesterday -- when you could click, choose a collection &/or folder from the drop-down list and know your bookmark would land in the desired location?  Better still, you could count on that same collection/folder being offered as your preferred location for subsequent bookmarks.


    Ah, yes, the good old days. ;-)

  • Mo Jo Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, that is useful. I just wish my lil trackpad were bigger. I've got about 40 Fav folders.

  • 1flight Level 1 (10 points)

    Glad that helped. You can also drag the page URL from the address field to the sidebar. This enables you to place the bookmark exactly where you want it in sequence in a folder or sub-folder. It still requires some dexterity!

  • runnermac4818 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am experiencing the same with the +icon by the URL, my bookmarks now go to "Reading List."  You can press Command/D keys to get the "old" effect of saving book marks to certain folders.  I don't like the new v.7.0 bookmark approach.

  • starfish_trooper Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, the good old days, when you also had a chance to edit the sloppy descriptions that some webpage designers use to define their webpages.  Such as, for instance, descriptions having absolutely nothing to indicate the name of the company whose page you're trying to bookmark. 


    Command-D does work, but I agree with the OP: the old way was better, and I'd like to disable the reading list.  I never use it.  I bookmark things in an organized fashion, and the new Safari seems to do everything it can to get in the way of doing so. 

  • 1flight Level 1 (10 points)

    For those whom it may assist, I stumbled on another way to edit bookmarks.


    Click on the book symbol to open the sidebar.

    Click on the folder that contains you target bookmark

    RIght-Click (or Control-Click) on the bookmark

    The contextual menu that appears offers options for renaming the bookmark or editing its address.


    I hope this helps

  • Mo Jo Level 1 (0 points)

    Urgh, yes, those page descriptions! I'd gotten to the point, where I'd just put one or more "-" or "=" symbols in front of a bookmark's description to identify How important it was to go back to later.

    I'd suspect that the old way was also more helpful to people with accessibility issues. A bit less hopping between mouse/trackpad & keyboard. I'm not a big "shortcut" fan for the same reason. My keyboard spends most of it's time standing on it's side, propped against the wall. I'm All about the trackpad.

  • tadtv Level 1 (0 points)

    I just love the direction Apple keeps going. Everyday I use Mavericks, there's something "new and fresh" that doesn't work anymore and ****** me off. Snow Leopard was so much better. I just added a bunch of book marks in a freakin folder I can't find. Thanks Mavericks. Can't wait to see how Yosemite will **** me off AND make me want to puke daily with the new kiddy-cartoon-theme. Thanks for adding a "classic" option on every new OS Apple!!!