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Bookmarklets are so cool, I added some more.

If you haven't seen my bookmarklets before, then I think you'll be impressed and delighted with what they can do. Check out the special dooyoo.co.uk bookmarklets too.

What is a bookmarklet?

A bookmarklet is a JavaScript 'program' in URL form. What that means is that a bookmarklet acts like a link, and you can bookmark it or add it to your favourites, but it is dynamic and interactive too, so it will really link to all sorts of different things according to what you are viewing, what you highlight, or what you enter when prompted.

JavaScript must be enabled in your browser for you to use one.

They are stored in your 'favourites' or 'bookmarks' menu and when activated (clicked) they will run the scripts in them, usually based on data from the page you are viewing at that time. It's almost like magic. Bookmarklets can add whole new, nifty features to your browser.

How does it work?

Firstly, to install the bookmarklets just right-click on the one(s) you want and then click on 'Add to favourites'. If you see a security alert, don't worry: this is just because you are saving a JavaScript program. These bookmarklets are perfectly safe to use. The bookmarklets are 'installed' in your browser as soon as you have added them to your favourites.

To use them, you simply click on your 'Favourites' menu, and select whichever bookmarklet you want to use. Read the description and instructions that accompany each of the bookmarklets below for further information.


Count words in selected text Internet Explorer Only Version. Highlight some text on a page and then activate this bookmarklet to count the words in the selection. There are 8 words in this emphasised text.

List all links on page in new window
As you'd expect, this opens a new, little window in which are listed all the links on the page you are viewing when you activate this bookmarklet. Clicking on any of the links there will open that link in another new window

Open selected url address (no http:// bit) IE Only
This is a handy little bookmarklet that allows you to select an address in text, where it hasn't actually been made as a link (e.g. www.dooyoo.co.uk), and open it in a new window. Just highlight the address, NOT including the http:// bit if present, and select this bookmarklet from your favourites.

[Important Note: Where a url is written in full, including the http:// as in http://www.dooyoo.co.uk you would only highlight the bit I've coloured yellow in this example. It does not matter if you accidentally highlight an extra space at the end.]

Dooyoo Web Search
This bookmarklet may be the most useful of all. This will search the internet for any word(s) you highlighted, or any words you enter in the 'prompt' box if you didn't highlight any text. It makes searching online much faster and easier.

Search Google
Activate this bookmarklet after highlighting words you want to search for, or else enter your search words in the dialog that appears, and a new window will open directly onto the google.com search results. This can be an excellent tool for spotting plagiarism, by highlighting a sentence and then using this bookmarklet to search for matches.

Search FAST / AllTheWeb
Activate this bookmarklet after highlighting words you want to search for, or else enter your search words in the dialog that appears, and a new window will open directly onto the FAST / alltheweb.com search results.

Search AltaVista
Activate this bookmarklet after highlighting words you want to search for, or else enter your search words in the dialog that appears, and a new window will open directly onto the Altavista.co.uk search results.

Find Related Pages indexed in Google
This uses that great "what's related" search feature in Google to look up pages related to the one you are viewing when you use the bookmarklet.


To have these powerful and nifty features available wherever you go, just add the link to your favourites, and you'll have them with you wherever you surf online.

If you enjoy these bookmarklets I'd love yourfeedback.

To find even more bookmarklets that you may enjoy, and also to find bookmarklets that work specifically in Netscape or Opera where these do not, take a look at Bookmarklets.com.

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