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You used to be able to right click on a Recently Bookmarked item and then choose "Delete" to get rid of it. Now, the "Delete" choice is grayed out!! Why? i

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In the latest update, when you right click on a Recently Bookmarked time, the "Delete" choice is grayed out. You used to be able to select 'delete' to quickly delete an unwanted bookmark. Why did this change, and how can I simply delete a Recently Bookmarked item? Thank you.

In the latest update, when you right click on a Recently Bookmarked time, the "Delete" choice is grayed out. You used to be able to select 'delete' to quickly delete an unwanted bookmark. Why did this change, and how can I simply delete a Recently Bookmarked item? Thank you.

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I hadn't noticed this change because I hide that section of the menu. I assume this was in response to people deleting them accidentally.

If you do not mind loading the bookmarked page, you can load the page then click the blue star > Remove Bookmark.

If it's something you need to do often, I could suggest creating your own Recently Bookmarked "smart folder" from which you could freely delete unwanted recent bookmarks. This old post has an example of how to do that: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1136252#answer-910157

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I hadn't noticed this change because I hide that section of the menu. I assume this was in response to people deleting them accidentally.

If you do not mind loading the bookmarked page, you can load the page then click the blue star > Remove Bookmark.

If it's something you need to do often, I could suggest creating your own Recently Bookmarked "smart folder" from which you could freely delete unwanted recent bookmarks. This old post has an example of how to do that: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1136252#answer-910157

I hadn't noticed this change because I hide that section of the menu. I assume this was in response to people deleting them accidentally. If you do not mind loading the bookmarked page, you can load the page then click the blue star > Remove Bookmark. If it's something you need to do often, I could suggest creating your own Recently Bookmarked "smart folder" from which you could freely delete unwanted recent bookmarks. This old post has an example of how to do that: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1136252#answer-910157
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Thanks for the response. I did see that alternate way of doing it in the FAQs. It's an extra step to do it that way Still not clear why they changed it. Seems like it would be hard to delete a bookmark by mistake since you have to right click in order to get to the 'delete' choice!

Thanks for the response. I did see that alternate way of doing it in the FAQs. It's an extra step to do it that way Still not clear why they changed it. Seems like it would be hard to delete a bookmark by mistake since you have to right click in order to get to the 'delete' choice!
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Seems like it would be hard to delete a bookmark by mistake since you have to right click in order to get to the 'delete' choice!

Some people have posted here expressing confusion about whether Recently Bookmarked was a duplicate copy of the bookmark outside the folder where they saved it. It isn't, it's the result of a query across all your bookmarks, but not realizing that, they had deleted bookmarks they wanted to keep.

''ckiederer1 [[#answer-1024772|said]]'' <blockquote> Seems like it would be hard to delete a bookmark by mistake since you have to right click in order to get to the 'delete' choice! </blockquote> Some people have posted here expressing confusion about whether Recently Bookmarked was a duplicate copy of the bookmark outside the folder where they saved it. It isn't, it's the result of a query across all your bookmarks, but not realizing that, they had deleted bookmarks they wanted to keep.
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Thanks.

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