1. When you click on a star to add a bookmark in Google Chrome, a new step forces you to choose between a bookmark and a Reading List. 2. To get rid of the Reading List step, use a shortcut Ctrl+D (Command+D).
▸ A few months later, Reading List feature was added to Google Chrome browser. It lets you collect articles that you want to read later.
▸ The feature works the same way as save-for-later services such as Pocket. The saved article is synced between all Chrome instances.
▸ Opposite to bookmarked pages, Reading List pages are available for offline reading.
▸ The problem is that Chrome prompts you to use Reading List more than bookmarks: there is a dedicated icon in the Omnibar, a dedicated icon in the bookmarks bar, and a new step in the process of adding a bookmark.
▸ What if you prefer not to use the Reading List? You can ignore the icons, but adding bookmarks becomes one step longer – which for me seems to be particularly irritating as it breaks my old habit of clicking on a star to mark an important webpage and save it for later.
▸ When you click on a star in the Omnibar to add a webpage to bookmarks, the first thing you see is a dropdown menu that forces you to choose between bookmarks and Reading List. I don’t want it!
How to remove Reading List when adding a bookmark in Chrome
There is no way to disable the Chrome’s Reading List completely, but you can reduce its presence.
A solution to skip a Reading List step when adding a bookmark in Chrome is simple: instead of clicking on a star in the Omnibar, use the shortcut Ctrl+D (PC) or Command+D (Mac).
When you use the shortcut, the good old Edit Bookmark panel appears right away.
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Innovative pillow stand – great for hands-free use
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
A high-capacity and lightweight power bank with intelligent LED display and three built-in charging cables: micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning. A hand strap doubles as one of the charging cables. No more cable mess!
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Let positive energy into your life with this vintage “Joy Forever” design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.