Allan Espinosa

Tweak your most visited sites

2008 June 19

The Firefox add-on provides very neat integration into the latest version of Firefox three. I like the synchronization between local bookmarks, shortcuts, etc. The “most visited” tab actually counts how many times you clicked a bookmark and updates the toolbar respectively. The only problem is that for private bookmarks like the ones that initiate javascript link calls do not update the bookmark counters.

One of my favorite links is the’s add to library shortcuts which initiates a javascript call containing the current url on your browser such as an overview page of a journal article. This frustrated me for a while but after “grep”-ing my Firefox profile directory for the name of my citeulike bookmark, I edited the citeulike entry in my ~/.mozilla/firefox/$PROFILENAME/delcious.rdf:


    Tue Jul 03 07:49:43 2007 +000000
    Tue Jul 03 07:49:43 2007 +000000


The code entry above shows the XML entry for a bookmark. Simply change the “NC:VisitCount” tag to a very high value and it will appear at the top of your toolbar most-visited tab.

Enjoy your new favorite bookmark!