Stumble Upon has added a few new features with its latest update for the toolbar, and one feature that I found annoying is auto-bookmarking of websites that you have tagged and/or rated. This option is on by default, but can be turned off.
Avid surfers with hundreds of bookmarks will probably not notice a new and innocent folder by the name “Stumble Upon”(which contains the bookmarks) being created at the end of the Bookmarks menu. However, there is an easy way to turn it off from the StumbleUpon Toolbar Options. Here’s how:
- Click Tools -> StumbleUpon Toolbar Options
- Click the “Search & Tagging” tab
- Uncheck the box next to “Save favorites to a Firefox bookmark folder” and click OK.
I wonder why Stumble Upon would want to turn this feature on by default – it seems pointless to clutter our browser bookmark area with a few hundred (thousand?) stumbled pages.ADVERTISEMENT
What is Stumble Upon?
Firefox and Internet Explorer only.
In case you have not used Stumble Upon before, go to Firefox Addons website and install StumbleUpon extension. Once installed, you can click a button on your toolbar to start ‘stumbling’ on cool webpages that others have discovered. You can vote up or down for web pages according to your assessment of the page (speaking of which, why not stumble this page to help other Stumble Upon users know how to turn off the auto-bookmarking).
There are also small networking capabilities – you can review other users and add them as friends. Speaking of which, why not add me as a friend on Stumble Upon?