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This is more 'merely competent user' than 'super user' but how does one create a bookmark to a URL in Safari?

If I have a URL to a download (i.e. a resource with a MIME type that causes a download rather than displaying the content in the browser) I cannot see a way to add a bookmark for that.

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You have several options:

Copy Address from Download

Open the Downloads popup window in Safari, right-click the download file, and select Copy Address. Select Bookmarks » Show All Bookmarks, and press Cmd-V to paste the URL and create a bookmark for it.

 Edit an existing bookmark

Just replace the URL of an existing bookmark.

 Drag & drop a link to it, or its URL as text

If you have a link to the file, or just its URL as text, you can drag & drop it onto the Bookmarks Bar and create a bookmark there, or onto a window showing all bookmarks, adding it to the selected folder.

This should work for links in most applications, e.g. from Mail as well.

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Tried them all, they all worked. Thanks! – Dan Gravell Oct 2 '12 at 12:21

Add bookmark to any (dummy) page, then go to bookmark collection and edit the address (URL) of the dummy page and replace it with download URL.

I have no experience with Safari, but in Chrome there's a Bookmark bar, and to add any URL (if its displayed as a hyperlink on the page) can be dragged and dropped to that bar to add as bookmark.

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Yes, this rings a bell, I think I have actually done this before (the editing an existing bookmark 'hack'). – Dan Gravell Oct 2 '12 at 12:24

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