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how can I hide bookmarks but still have them available

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I have to share a computer and have many bookmarks. I use private browsing when possible but the bookmarks still show up in regular browsing. I would like to hide them but still be able to get at them when needed

I have to share a computer and have many bookmarks. I use private browsing when possible but the bookmarks still show up in regular browsing. I would like to hide them but still be able to get at them when needed

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.07
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  • 5.1.20913.0
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Picasa plugin
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Application Manager is installed on this machine.
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 29.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0
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Extensions

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  • Safe Money 13.0.1.4401 (online_banking@kaspersky.com) (Inactive)
  • Virtual Keyboard 13.0.1.4401 (virtual_keyboard@kaspersky.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

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Graphics

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  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16581
  • driverDate: 5-15-2013
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Modified Preferences

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  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140506152807
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140506152807
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 29.0.1
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  • browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
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Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
cor-el
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Maybe this extension:

Maybe this extension: *Link Password: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/link-password/
FredMcD
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On your computer, create a new user account for everyone that uses it. Firefox should keep everyone's data in the individual user folders.

On your computer, create a new user account for everyone that uses it. Firefox should keep everyone's data in the individual user folders.

Question owner

Sorry I dont know how to do that. everything is shared right now. wouldnt just opening firefox reveal bookmarks anyway? Please explaine if you can

Sorry I dont know how to do that. everything is shared right now. wouldnt just opening firefox reveal bookmarks anyway? Please explaine if you can
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4272 solutions 59923 answers

As the computers owner, you should be the administrator. As such, you can make changes with the computers options that "just a user" can't.

On the computer, Windows Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.

You may be the only one listed. Select Add Or Remove User On the new window, select Add A User. Follow the prompts. When you are done, the other user can now have their own profiles and settings. You should decide whether you want anyone else to have administrator rights. Each users settings can be changed only by that user. Firefox stores profile information in the users own folder, so everyone should be separate.

As the computers owner, you should be the administrator. As such, you can make changes with the computers options that "just a user" can't. On the computer, '''Windows Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.''' You may be the only one listed. Select '''Add Or Remove User''' On the new window, select '''Add A User. ''' Follow the prompts. When you are done, the other user can now have their own profiles and settings. You should decide whether you want anyone else to have administrator rights. Each users settings can be changed only by that user. Firefox stores profile information in the users own folder, so everyone should be separate.