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UPDATE: I failed to describe my problem back, when I wrote the question, here it got answered: Is there a browser which saves history as a graph.

When I look through my bookmarks that I stored in my browsers I often have that experience, that the bookmark for itself isn't really of value for me, because the context how I got to page I marked is missing.

For example, a few days ago I searched on Google how someone starts to program a extremely simplistic RTS game, which classes he writes first and why, what idea one has when starting to write his code and so on. So I clicked the second hit on Google and from that second hit I went further to another page on the same domain, that I finally stored as a bookmark.

The history above, I only can remember, because the tab of my browser was still open as I asked myself how I got there. It is extremely important to me to remember what question I "asked" the search engines and what sites I have visited till I reached the site I finally stored, because the stored website is most often not one that answers my question completely but one that gives me other clues at what to search for.

So after I have thought about how I could store and organize my data I realized that I either have to create a document where I would write down the "milestones", like the idea that I had, before I searched the web, what I subsequently asked a search engine, followed by the sites I visited to reach the bookmarked site and the search I have done in other tabs of the same browser window in the same timespan or to save myself from this hell of a work I would need need some tool that saves the state of the opened tabs of my browser when I set a bookmark, links these tabs with their history and saves which tab I had open when I set the bookmark?

I for myself could not find a tool that does something like that, does one of you know a tool that would fit my needs?

Thanks for your time.

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What is wrong with my question, that it gets a bad rating? –  Creaturo Jun 19 '13 at 16:20
I note you have the Informed badge (tick !) but you may not be interpreting the "asking for a shopping or product recommendation" in the way some others are and your question is being deemed off topic. SU does not want a series of answers each naming a different piece of software, though if the choice is say either "A or B - or you will have to manage without" then I think common sense should prevail. However there are 175k+ users so one cannot expect unanimity I'm afraid. –  pnuts Jun 20 '13 at 0:24

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You could use the "bookmark all tabs" feature of Firefox, and give the containing folder a descriptive name.

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For completeness, you should use this link. All 3 major browser instructions. howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57345947-285/… –  Kruug Jun 19 '13 at 13:18
This comes really handy to bring some order to my bookmarks or improve the need of time to set bookmarks if I have a lot tabs open that belong all to the same topic, but the main functionality I search for is missing, the linkage of a bookmark with the history of websites I have visited in the same tab, before finally setting the bookmark for the last site in that history of sites. I hope this is understandable. Thanks anyway for showing me that feature. –  Creaturo Jun 19 '13 at 13:27

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