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How to delete "OTHER BOOKMARKS"

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We need someone from Firefox programming team to give up the option to obliterate "Other Bookmarks" a.k.a. "Unsorted Bookmarks" to Kingdom Come, without any Add-On. We have been living with this utterly useless folder for months on end and now it is turning into years, time to trash this useless and idiotic folder for good. Please don't advise of any add-on, my Firefox and Windows can't handle one more add-on, we need a simple forward solution, like Delete and it is deleted or changing a setting in the about:config and it is done.

We need someone from Firefox programming team to give up the option to obliterate "Other Bookmarks" a.k.a. "Unsorted Bookmarks" to Kingdom Come, without any Add-On. We have been living with this utterly useless folder for months on end and now it is turning into years, time to trash this useless and idiotic folder for good. Please don't advise of any add-on, my Firefox and Windows can't handle one more add-on, we need a simple forward solution, like Delete and it is deleted or changing a setting in the about:config and it is done.

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You can hide this label in some cases ("Show your bookmarks" drop down and Bookmarks menu) with code in userChrome.css. See my post here:


Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#menu_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; }
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

  • create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

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cor-el
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The "Other Bookmarks" folder is used to store bookmarks that you create by clicking the star on the Navigation Toolbar. You can move the bookmark to another folder by clicking the star another time to get the "Edit this Bookmark" dialog.


There are three main Bookmarks folders and bookmarks can only be created in one of those folders and its sub folders. You can't remove those three system folders.

  • the "Bookmarks Toolbar" folder stores the bookmarks that you see on the Bookmarks Toolbar (Firefox > Options or View > Toolbars).
  • the "Bookmarks Menu" folder stores bookmarks that show in the Bookmarks menu and are created via "Bookmark This Page" or via "Bookmark This Link" in the right-click context menu.
  • the "Other Bookmarks" folder stores bookmarks that are created by clicking the star at the right end of the location bar.
The "Other Bookmarks" folder is used to store bookmarks that you create by clicking the star on the Navigation Toolbar. You can move the bookmark to another folder by clicking the star another time to get the "Edit this Bookmark" dialog. ----- There are three main Bookmarks folders and bookmarks can only be created in one of those folders and its sub folders. You can't remove those three system folders. * the "Bookmarks Toolbar" folder stores the bookmarks that you see on the Bookmarks Toolbar (Firefox > Options or View > Toolbars). * the "Bookmarks Menu" folder stores bookmarks that show in the Bookmarks menu and are created via "Bookmark This Page" or via "Bookmark This Link" in the right-click context menu. * the "Other Bookmarks" folder stores bookmarks that are created by clicking the star at the right end of the location bar.

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It doesn't solve the problem, why do we need a Star to bookmark anything, it is a repeat, totally useless, may be good for newbies, I have it hidden, I click on Bookmarks and then I click on Bookmark this page or Edit this Bookmark if it is already in there (see attached image). I can't just place bookmarks in unsorted folder, that is total chaos, insane, pretty soon you can't find what you are looking for, I have my bookmarks sorted by folders, like Shopping, Banking, even exotic search engines have a folder of their own. OK, so now I have had the Star hidden for number of years, how can I hide this useless "Other Bookmarks"? Please don't tell me I can't hide it too? I don't think you people at Mozilla have any idea how irritating this useless empty folder can be!!! So cluttering, please we really need to get rid of it.

It doesn't solve the problem, why do we need a Star to bookmark anything, it is a repeat, totally useless, may be good for newbies, I have it hidden, I click on Bookmarks and then I click on Bookmark this page or Edit this Bookmark if it is already in there (see attached image). I can't just place bookmarks in unsorted folder, that is total chaos, insane, pretty soon you can't find what you are looking for, I have my bookmarks sorted by folders, like Shopping, Banking, even exotic search engines have a folder of their own. OK, so now I have had the Star hidden for number of years, how can I hide this useless "Other Bookmarks"? Please don't tell me I can't hide it too? I don't think you people at Mozilla have any idea how irritating this useless empty folder can be!!! So cluttering, please we really need to get rid of it.

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cor-el
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You can hide this label in some cases ("Show your bookmarks" drop down and Bookmarks menu) with code in userChrome.css. See my post here:


Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#menu_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; }
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; }

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

  • create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

You can hide this label in some cases ("Show your bookmarks" drop down and Bookmarks menu) with code in userChrome.css. See my post here: *[[/questions/1019911#answer-628013]] ---- Add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css ---- <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ #menu_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; } #BMB_unsortedBookmarks { display: none !important; } </nowiki></pre> ---- The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the <b>chrome</b> folder in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration *create the <b>chrome</b> folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist *use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) <b>userChrome.css</b> file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive) *paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window *make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default <u>@namespace line</u> *make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.<br>otherwise Windows may add a hidden <i>.txt</i> file extension and you end up with a not working <i>userChrome.css.txt</i> file You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder: *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

Modified by cor-el

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I created the folder "Chrome" in both the root and local directories to cover every possibility and placed the CSS file with the three lines in both directories, end result, nothing happened, conclusion, this Firefox version is cursed... See attached image, what went wrong? Note I used Microsoft Front Page to create the CSS file, it doesn't give you the font size option.

I created the folder "Chrome" in both the root and local directories to cover every possibility and placed the CSS file with the three lines in both directories, end result, nothing happened, conclusion, this Firefox version is cursed... See attached image, what went wrong? Note I used Microsoft Front Page to create the CSS file, it doesn't give you the font size option.

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I removed the first line (@namespace line) now it is finally working like a charm, thank you very, very much, it has been quite a burden to get rid of it.

I removed the first line (@namespace line) now it is finally working like a charm, thank you very, very much, it has been quite a burden to get rid of it.
cor-el
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The first line in userChrome.css should be a valid @namespace line and not what showed in your screenshot.

The first line in userChrome.css should be a valid @namespace line and not what showed in your screenshot. *@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

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Sorry for this shortcoming, this Mozilla XML language is kind of confusing, but the namespace line is now in, see attachment, many thanks. P.S. It works both ways though.

Sorry for this shortcoming, this Mozilla XML language is kind of confusing, but the namespace line is now in, see attachment, many thanks. P.S. It works both ways though.
cor-el
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See also: *https://developer.mozilla.org/Web/CSS/@namespace