Browse Definitions :
Definition

bookmarklet

What is a bookmarklet?

A bookmarklet is a JavaScript applet that runs directly in the browser. 

Unlike a traditional browser plug-in, a bookmarklet is not downloaded or installed, nor does it require time to load each time the browser is launched. To the end user, bookmarklets look like regular bookmarks that go across their browser toolbar. When selected, the bookmarklet opens a pop-up window instead of taking the user to a website to access the application.

There are bookmarklets for a wide variety of uses including:

  • Sending annotated URLs to social networking or microblogging sites from any other site.
  • URL shortening.
  • Customizing the appearance of websites.
  • Creating user-defined hyperlinks in text.
  • Extracting data from online content.
  • Generating passwords.
  • Downloading YouTube videos in MP4 format.

The idea behind bookmarklets was originally proposed in the Netscape JavaScript Guide. Steve Kangas coined the term itself as a portmanteau (a word created from two other words) of bookmark and applet. Kangas is identified as the "Chief of Rocket Science" at bookmarklets.com.

Learn More About IT:
> Bookmarklets.com explains what bookmarklets are and offers a free selection of them.
> Wikipedia has more information in its entry about bookmarklets.
> Squarefree.com also offers bookmarklets and a FAQ list.
.> Serdar Yegulalp explains how to use bookmarklets to create secure passwords you don't have to remember.

This was last updated in October 2009
SearchCompliance
  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

SearchSecurity
  • biometric verification

    Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing ...

  • password

    A password is a string of characters used to verify the identity of a user during the authentication process.

  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

SearchStorage
  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) refers to any type of random access memory (RAM) specifically used to store image data for a computer display.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.

Close