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how can I turn off the "recently bookmarked" feature?

how can I turn off the "recently bookmarked" feature?

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RichardInEngland 11 solutions 66 answers

I would like to be able to disable this too.

There used to be a toggle in about:config called:

    browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked 

that you could change the value of to false.

Can I see it now in my Firefox 57.0? No. Perhaps it is now done a different way?

I would like to be able to disable this too. There used to be a toggle in about:config called: browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked that you could change the value of to false. Can I see it now in my Firefox 57.0? No. Perhaps it is now done a different way?
cor-el
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You see these section if you use the Library (bookshelf) button on the Navigation Toolbar.

You can add the "Bookmarks Menu" button that shows bookmarks in a drop-down list to the Navigation Toolbar.

  • click the bookshelf 57 library icon icon on the Navigation Toolbar or alternatively use the Library menu in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button New Fx Menu drop-down list
  • click Bookmarks
  • click "Bookmarking Tools", then click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar"
The Bookmark Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) should appear on the Navigation Toolbar.

You can alternatively drag the Bookmarks Menu and the History button from the Customize palette to the Navigation Toolbar

See also "How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?":

You see these section if you use the Library (bookshelf) button on the Navigation Toolbar. You can add the "Bookmarks Menu" button that shows bookmarks in a drop-down list to the Navigation Toolbar. *click the bookshelf [[Image:57 library icon]] icon on the Navigation Toolbar or alternatively use the Library menu in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]] drop-down list *click Bookmarks *click "Bookmarking Tools", then click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar" <div>The Bookmark Menu button [[Image:Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray)]] should appear on the Navigation Toolbar. </div> You can alternatively drag the Bookmarks Menu and the History button from the Customize palette to the Navigation Toolbar See also "<i>How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?</i>": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarks-firefox#firefox:win10:fx57

Modified by cor-el

RichardInEngland 11 solutions 66 answers

cor-el said

You see these section if you use the Library (bookshelf) button on the Navigation Toolbar.

Adding the "Show your bookmarks" icon to the main toolbar is a useful thing to know, thank you.

Unfortunately, it does not actually answer the question posed by the original poster, or myself.

Adding the Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) button does nothing to prevent the "Recently Bookmarked" list from displaying if you click the 57 library icon button and select Bookmarks.

That "browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked" toggle mentioned in my last post is no longer listed, so not sure how to go about disabling that function now?

Incidently, the link that you added...

See also "How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?":

brings up a "Page Not Found" error, so needs updating.

''cor-el [[#answer-1039411|said]]'' <blockquote> You see these section if you use the Library (bookshelf) button on the Navigation Toolbar. </blockquote> Adding the "Show your bookmarks" icon to the main toolbar is a useful thing to know, thank you. Unfortunately, it does not actually answer the question posed by the original poster, or myself. Adding the <img alt="Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray)" class="wiki-image " src="//support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-14-13-54-51-ad9ea7.png" title=""> button does nothing to prevent the "Recently Bookmarked" list from displaying if you click the <img alt="57 library icon" class="wiki-image frameless" src="//support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-11-11-30-17-d521f7.png"> button and select Bookmarks. That "'''browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked'''" toggle mentioned in my last post is no longer listed, so not sure how to go about disabling that function now? Incidently, the link that you added... <blockquote> See also "<i>How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?</i>": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarks-firefox:win10:fx57 </blockquote> brings up a "Page Not Found" error, so needs updating.
cor-el
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There is a #firefox missing in the link, sorry about this.

Such a list is created by a query. A bookmark with the location set to this place query shows a similar list.

  • place:folder=BOOKMARKS_MENU&folder=UNFILED_BOOKMARKS&folder=TOOLBAR&queryType=1&sort=12&maxResults=10&excludeQueries=1
There is a #firefox missing in the link, sorry about this. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarks-firefox#firefox:win10:fx57 Such a list is created by a query. A bookmark with the location set to this place query shows a similar list. * place:folder=BOOKMARKS_MENU&folder=UNFILED_BOOKMARKS&folder=TOOLBAR&queryType=1&sort=12&maxResults=10&excludeQueries=1
jscher2000
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I think the currently available workaround is to blank that area of the Library menu, Bookmarks submenu, using a custom style rule.

The first rule hides the Recently Bookmarked heading and list. The second hides any bookmarks listed under Recent Highlights -- you may not care about those, but I added it just in case. The attached screenshot is from Firefox 59 (test version available as "Nightly") but I think it should also work in Firefox 57.

/* Library Button > Bookmarks: Hide "Recently Bookmarked" */
#PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_recentBookmarks, 
#PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_bookmarksMenu {
  display: none !important;
}

/* Library button: Hide Bookmarks in "Recent Highlights" */
#appMenu-library-recentHighlights [type="highlight-bookmark"] {
  display: none !important;
}

Custom style rules can be applied to Firefox's user interface using a userChrome.css file. If you haven't created one before, it's a 5-10 minute project to get it all set up. This article should help: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

I think the currently available workaround is to blank that area of the Library menu, Bookmarks submenu, using a custom style rule. The first rule hides the Recently Bookmarked heading and list. The second hides any ''bookmarks'' listed under Recent Highlights -- you may not care about those, but I added it just in case. The attached screenshot is from Firefox 59 (test version available as "Nightly") but I think it should also work in Firefox 57. <pre>/* Library Button > Bookmarks: Hide "Recently Bookmarked" */ #PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_recentBookmarks, #PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_bookmarksMenu { display: none !important; } /* Library button: Hide Bookmarks in "Recent Highlights" */ #appMenu-library-recentHighlights [type="highlight-bookmark"] { display: none !important; } </pre> Custom style rules can be applied to Firefox's user interface using a userChrome.css file. If you haven't created one before, it's a 5-10 minute project to get it all set up. This article should help: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html
RichardInEngland 11 solutions 66 answers

Thanks Guys!

I added the code to my existing userChrome.css and it is working fine under Firefox 57.0. My userChrome.css file in full now does:

  1. Rounded tab customizations
  2. Colored folders for bookmark sidebar, toolbar, menu button
  3. Bookmark history customizations

I was going to paste my complete userChrome.css file here, but it would exceed the character limit for a single post. Here are just the last two sections which are for bookmarks. The rounded tab customizations that I use need to be altered depending on whether you are using a light, dark or medium theme anyway. See the snapshot of it in action (with Mermaid v2.1 theme by Arrowmaster). I blanked out one folder name as it was TMI!

/* Colored folders for bookmark sidebar, toolbar, menu button */
/* ========================================================== */

  /* Standard folder */
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container),
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-icon {
  fill: #e8bb00 !important; /* slightly muted gold */
}
  /* Live Bookmark (RSS Feed) */
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, livemark),
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][livemark="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][livemark="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"][livemark="true"] .menu-iconic-icon {
  fill: orange !important;
}
  /* Smart bookmark folder */
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query),
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][query="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-icon {
  fill: #69c !important; /* similar to blue smart folder color */
}
  /* These "containers" are SVG in the sidebar, not yet on the menu */
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksMenu) {
  fill: olive !important;
}
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksToolbar) {
  fill: olive !important;
}
#bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_UnfiledBookmarks) {
  fill: olive !important;
}


/* Bookmark history customizations */
/* =============================== */

/* Library Button > Bookmarks: Hide "Recently Bookmarked" */
#PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_recentBookmarks, 
#PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_bookmarksMenu {
  display: none !important;
}

/* Library button: Hide Bookmarks in "Recent Highlights" */
#appMenu-library-recentHighlights [type="highlight-bookmark"] {
  display: none !important;
}


The rounded tab customizations that I use can be found here: https://github.com/wilfredwee/photon-australis

Thanks Guys! I added the code to my existing userChrome.css and it is working fine under Firefox 57.0. My userChrome.css file in full now does: # Rounded tab customizations # Colored folders for bookmark sidebar, toolbar, menu button # Bookmark history customizations I was going to paste my complete userChrome.css file here, but it would exceed the character limit for a single post. Here are just the last two sections which are for bookmarks. The rounded tab customizations that I use need to be altered depending on whether you are using a light, dark or medium theme anyway. See the snapshot of it in action (with Mermaid v2.1 theme by Arrowmaster). I blanked out one folder name as it was TMI! <pre> /* Colored folders for bookmark sidebar, toolbar, menu button */ /* ========================================================== */ /* Standard folder */ #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container), #PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon, #PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-left, #BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-icon { fill: #e8bb00 !important; /* slightly muted gold */ } /* Live Bookmark (RSS Feed) */ #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, livemark), #PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][livemark="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon, #PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][livemark="true"] .menu-iconic-left, #BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"][livemark="true"] .menu-iconic-icon { fill: orange !important; } /* Smart bookmark folder */ #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query), #PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][query="true"] .toolbarbutton-icon, #PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-left, #BMB_bookmarksPopup menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-icon { fill: #69c !important; /* similar to blue smart folder color */ } /* These "containers" are SVG in the sidebar, not yet on the menu */ #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksMenu) { fill: olive !important; } #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksToolbar) { fill: olive !important; } #bookmarks-view treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_UnfiledBookmarks) { fill: olive !important; } /* Bookmark history customizations */ /* =============================== */ /* Library Button > Bookmarks: Hide "Recently Bookmarked" */ #PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_recentBookmarks, #PanelUI-bookmarks #panelMenu_bookmarksMenu { display: none !important; } /* Library button: Hide Bookmarks in "Recent Highlights" */ #appMenu-library-recentHighlights [type="highlight-bookmark"] { display: none !important; } </pre> The rounded tab customizations that I use can be found here: [https://github.com/wilfredwee/photon-australis]

Modified by RichardInEngland

RichardInEngland 11 solutions 66 answers

@jekarayan Could you mark this as solved now, if you have used the fix?

Thanks... Richard.

@jekarayan Could you mark this as solved now, if you have used the fix? Thanks... Richard.