I’ve been super-frustrated trying to use ⌘-D to add bookmarks ever since I installed Sierra. The browser only wants to add my bookmarks to existing folders. I, on the other hand, want my bookmarks to go to the main list until I have time to weed and sort them.
This morning, I finally found out how to save bookmarks to the Bookmarks list in Sierra:
- Hover your mouse over the left side of the URL bar (aka the smart search field). A circled ⊕ appears.
- Do not click it. If you do, you’ll just add the page to the reading list. Instead, click-and-hold until a contextual menu appears.
- Now move the cursor down to “Bookmarks” and click there.
Yeah, it’s a lot stupider than just typing ⌘-D, but at least it works the way you expect. If bookmarks and ⌘-D are working right for you, please let me know. I can’t think of anything I might have done to mess up Safari but at least it will be a data point to help.
Plus now it adds to the top? 🙁
I’m not a fan of the “add to top” either!
In step 2, you can also right click to see the contextual menu.
That’s the behavior since El Capitan (I do not have Sierra because Apple chose to obsolete my 2009 Mac Pro, a quite capable machine with 2 quad cores, 24 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSD but that’s another topic).
I always preferred the previous behavior where clicking the circle did add the bookmark to the last bookmark folder I had explicitly chosen with the pop up menu of the circle. This was very useful because typically when browsing/researching I’m going to gather a couple of related bookmarks which should go into the same folder. Having to go through the (long!) pop up menu each time is tedious.