Favorites, or also known as bookmarks, are often used in programs, websites, browsers, explorers, file managers, etc.
Foreword to favorites!
But what exactly are favorites and why they are referred to as such is a legitimate question, these terms appear on various operating systems, Microsoft Windows, MAC-OS, Linux, Google's Android.
The word favorite!
Favorites = favourites = preferred
The word favorite naturally comes from the Latin "favere", which stands for "beneficiary".
The favorites in the operating systems!
Sometimes these are often abbreviated as fav , a favorite is an identifier that was often used in Microsoft Internet Explorer that a user can save their favorite websites or the URL (Internet address) as personal favorites. Similar to Firefox and Google Chrome’s bookmarks. To display the favorites in Internet Explorer, press the [Alt] key and then the [F] key in the browser window menu, the saved favorites appear.
The favorites in the software and programs!
Not only is a link saved in a favorite under a bookmark on the Internet, but also in a computer program or software, the favorites serve as faster access to certain, mostly frequently visited addresses, or to favorite program settings.
The favorites on the website, e.g. Internet shops!
Favorites can also be found in the APP stores, here the favorite applications are also stored in a kind of favorites list to find them faster. In the internet shops, the favorites also serve to collect your favorite products and / or product groups in one place. You can organize, delete, edit the favorites in the favorites lists and, if necessary, share them with friends via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media.
You can also find personal favorites in your profile on social media on the website, which can be found under the Favorites tab.
Favorite closing word!
As you can see, Microsoft's Internet Explorer does not only use favorites for pages!
Today, favorites stand for many favorite things:
favorite sites, favorite friends, favorite products, favorite programs, favorite applications, favorite places, etc. ...