How to use Firefox toolbar

  • Welcome to the Diigo Firefox Extension guide! Here, you will be able to get additional information on how to use the extension in your browser and all of the features available to you. Similar to the Google Chrome Extension you can use all of the same features, however the process is slightly varied on how you use them. So let’s take you through the steps of using the Firefox extension!



    Being able to bookmark with Diigo allows you to become more organized with your knowledge being able to collect information within your library. By clicking on the book icon you can save your bookmarks straight to your Diigo library your interests and knowledge is now securely saved!

    You can change your default settings if you want to make some adjustments to manage your bookmark. Clicking on the bookmark button will lead you to more options for your bookmark management. In this pop up dialogue box you can change the title of your bookmark so that it is easily remembered within your library. The description section can allow you to describe your bookmarked page. The page can also be tagged which allows you to label your bookmark so that you or others can easily find it. You can type in your own tags or click from the recommended tags, for a quicker way to tag. Now you can save your bookmark!


    Image Collecting


    Collecting images is made easy with the Firefox extension. With Diigo you can access your pictures from my library instead of saving them to your computer and not being able to access them on another computer. All that you need to do is right click on the image that you want to save and choose to save it to Diigo.




    You can highlight important sections of text with the unique highlighter feature on the Firefox extension. Just click on the highlighter icon on the Diigo toolbar, and once the selected text gets a yellow background the text will be saved in your library.


    Sticky Notes


    You can add sticky notes to any webpage to add in your thoughts. Just right click anywhere on the webpage to add a floating sticky note, from there, you can write in anything you like into the dialogue box and you can set your note private or public where others can look at your notes. Once posted you can delete the note with the trashcan icon, change the colour of the note (only when anchored to a highlight) and share with others in a group by choosing one from the drop down box that says private.


    Read Later


    A great feature of the Diigo extension is being able to read bookmarks later on if you don’t have enough time to read them now. By ticking the read later box in the options dialogue when bookmarking a page the said page will be highlighted as unread within your library.


    Collect and Capture Images


    You can easily save images and annotate them through Diigo. Simply right click onto an image that you wish to save and the drop down menu will contain the Diigo icon. From there you can save the selected image to your Diigo library. There are two options in which you can choose from to save an image to Diigo: attach the URL with the image or just the image itself. If you attach the URL with the image the webpage will also show up with the image in your library compared to just saving the image on its own.

    An additional feature in the capture image setting is that you can annotate a section of the webpage, to perhaps explain a section of a picture or explain your thoughts. Choose the screenshot button from the Diigo extension bar, click and drag to elect the area of the page and the capture toolbar will appear at the bottom. There are a variety of options you can choose from here which include choosing text or a shape to annotate your selected area. You can also undo mistakes and save with the floppy disk icon.


    Advanced Options


    In this section you can access additional features to make the Diigo extension bar best suit you. For example you can refresh the data within the Diigo sidebar to view recently collected information and also update the current bookmark that you are on.

    If there is a very popular page on the web that many users like to share their thoughts on, such as sticky notes and highlights, the internet can get pretty crowded. However there is an option where you don’t have to see all of the public posts by clicking the hide public annotations on this page button.

    Bookmarks from your browser can also be imported into Diigo so you can still keep all of your old favourite bookmarks instead of having to find them again. Just click on the import bookmarks button and your set!

    Click on add a filter on your toolbar which can allow you to filter all of your bookmarks, you can choose to show certain tags for bookmarks or bookmarks from your lists. You can even find those that are unread. (Not sure what this section is about)

    In the Toolbar options in the drop-down list you can open up a new dialogue box which has a whole range of features that you can try out, you can specify what you want in your toolbar in the toolbar and menus section, or you can click apply suggested settings for a recommended toolbar layout.

    In the bookmark and highlight section of the options box you can choose to change the default settings such as deciding whether to save all of your bookmarks by default or not.

    In the last tab of the options box you can enable hot keys to perform tasks with the Diigo toolbar.