Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar

Note: This article applies to Firefox version 84 and above. Please update your version of Firefox for the latest features and security updates.

Your bookmarks Library contains a folder called "Other Bookmarks". (To learn more, see the Bookmarks in Firefox article.) Starting in Firefox version 85 (and in Firefox 84 for a limited set of users), an Other Bookmarks folder will appear at the end of the Bookmarks toolbar if the "Other Bookmarks" folder in your Library contains any bookmarks. This was done to make it easier to find bookmarks stored in this folder.

If you'd like to remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks toolbar, use these instructions:

  1. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on a blank spot in the Bookmarks toolbar (or on the Other Bookmarks folder icon) to open the context menu.
    Fx85BookmarksToolbarContextMenu
  2. Click on the Show Other Bookmarks menu item to remove the check mark.

Firefox 85 and above

  1. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on a blank spot in the Bookmarks toolbar (or on the Other Bookmarks folder icon) to open the context menu.
    Fx85BookmarksToolbarContextMenu
  2. Click on the Show Other Bookmarks menu item to remove the check mark.

Firefox 84

The Show Other Bookmarks context menu item was added in Firefox version 85, which was released on January 26, 2021. You should update Firefox to the latest version and then follow the above instructions for Firefox 85 and above.

Alternatively, you can use the Configuration Editor (about:config page) in Firefox 84, as follows:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page.
  2. Enter browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 into the Search field.
  3. Click the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to this preference, to set it to false.
  4. Restart Firefox.

This will remove the Other Bookmarks folder icon from the Bookmarks toolbar but it will also remove another bookmarking change, the option to only show the Bookmarks toolbar on the New Tab page. You can set this preference back to true by repeating the above steps.

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