This is a short screencast to give you a quick overview of how Shortmarks will increase your speed on the web.
How to make Shortmarks your default search engineShortmarks works best when it's the default search engine in your web browser. Find your browser on this page and follow the instructions.
Add a site to Shortmarks
Add this bookmarklet to your browser: Add to Shortmarks
The bookmarklet automates the process of adding the site you're on to Shortmarks. To add the bookmarklet to Firefox, Chrome, Opera or IE 9, drag the link to the bookmarks bar. In Internet Explorer 8 and older, right click on the link and choose "Add to Favorites...".
You can also add sites manually using the same URLs you'd use with Mozilla's keyword searches. Simply edit your bookmarks and type or paste the direct link and or search URL (putting a %s where the search phrase should go). These sites have more search URLs you can use:
Once the bookmarklet is installed, browse to the site you want to add and click "Add to Shortmarks". This will get the title from the page and add the link as a direct link. To add the site as a search engine, search for SHORTMARKS (in all capitals) on the site you want to add, then click the bookmarklet on the results page.
To manually add search links, replace the search phrase in the URL of the search results page with %s. For example, to add DuckDuckGo to Shortmarks as a search engine, go to the site and perform a search. Searching for news results in the following URL in the address bar: http://duckduckgo.com/?q=news.
Replace news with %s to get http://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s, add that URL as the DuckDuckGo search link, add a keyword (ddg for example), title and direct link (http://duckduckgo.com), then save.
Now you can type the keyword (ddg) in your address bar to visit DuckDuckGo, and ddg followed by a search phrase (ddg weather) to go directly to the search results page.
Launch sites with a bookmarklet
The Shortmarks Bookmark Launcher bookmarklet: sbl
Instead of using the address or search bar, you can use the bookmarklet. It works like the Shortmarks search field or searching from within your browser, with one major feature: The SBL lets you launch bookmarklets.
Another way to launch bookmarklets in Google Chrome is to add the code below as a search engine (in the URL field), then use the keyword in the address bar. For example, if you add the search engine with a keyword of "sl" (Shortmarks launcher), you'd run the "noi" bookmarklet by typing "sl noi" in the address bar.