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Scid allows you to bookmark important games for easy future reference. The bookmarks menu is found in File-> Bookmarks, or from the toolbar bookmark icon.

When you open a bookmark Scid will automatically load the appropriate database, game and position. But if the database has been sorted or compacted, the bookmark details may be out of date. In this case Scid will search for the best matching game (comparing player names, site, etc), but it is possible that a different game will match the criteria, and be incorrectly loaded.

It is a good idea to re-bookmark a game if you edit its Players, Site, Result, Round or Year.

Games in a PGN file or the Clipbase cannot be bookmarked.

Editing and Arranging Bookmarks

With the bookmark editor you can change the label for each bookmark, and add folders for better organization. Double clicking entries will load the game, and the 'Delete', 'Control+Up' and 'Control+Down' keys can be used to delete a bookmark, or reorder it in the list.


You can use bookmarks for fast access to common databases by bookmarking a game from each database.

The bookmark editor contains a checkbox for controlling the display of folders. They can be shown as submenus (useful when there are many games), or as a single list.