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Is there a way to disable the recently bookmarked list in the Library bookmarks section?

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Is there a SIMPLE trick to remove the list recent bookmarks and prevent that it's build up again? One answer was much to difficult for me and I'm just searching for a button.

Is there a SIMPLE trick to remove the list recent bookmarks and prevent that it's build up again? One answer was much to difficult for me and I'm just searching for a button.

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Hi Jessica1950, I think this list is for people who are less organized than you. They remember they created a bookmark recently, but don't remember where they filed it. Looking at a chronological list saves the time of poking around in folders looking for it.

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Pkshadow 1069 solutions 14836 answers

Well not sure. I Open Bookmarks from Firefox Toolbar Menu then down to Recently Bookmarked then Right Click and can Delete it. If that is something you want to do. Mind you I have not Clicked Delete so not sure of end result.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Well not sure. I Open Bookmarks from Firefox Toolbar Menu then down to Recently Bookmarked then Right Click and can Delete it. If that is something you want to do. Mind you I have not Clicked Delete so not sure of end result. Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Regret to say, but no that simple answer is not a solution. I would like to get rid of the list of recent bookmarks in the menu right. When I delete a recent bookmark than it's not only removed from the list of recent bookmarks, but also gone from the other bookmarks (which are not in a map).

Regret to say, but no that simple answer is not a solution. I would like to get rid of the list of recent bookmarks in the menu right. When I delete a recent bookmark than it's not only removed from the list of recent bookmarks, but also gone from the other bookmarks (which are not in a map).
Pkshadow 1069 solutions 14836 answers

I wonder though once suffer a few losses or make shortcuts on desktop. Once that is deleted then they have no recent I would think they are then just bookmarked.

I wonder though once suffer a few losses or make shortcuts on desktop. Once that is deleted then they have no recent I would think they are then just bookmarked.
the-edmeister
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See if this helps you get rid of Recent Bookmarks AND show your bookmarks via a toolbar button.

  • Click on the 57 library icon library icon and go to bookmarks > bookmarking tools > add bookmarks menu to the toolbar.
  • Then you click the Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) icon that's newly appearing on the toolbar, you'll get to the same bookmarks menu like in earlier versions...
  • See if this helps you get rid of Recent Bookmarks AND show your bookmarks via a toolbar button. <li>Click on 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" title="">''' library icon and go to <em>bookmarks &gt; bookmarking tools &gt; <strong>add bookmarks menu to the toolbar</strong></em>. </li><li> Then you click the '''<img alt="Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray)" class="wiki-image frameless" src="//support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-14-13-54-51-ad9ea7.png" title="">''' icon that's newly appearing on the toolbar, you'll get to the same bookmarks menu like in earlier versions... </li>

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    Good option Edmeister, but........ I have already done that. Of course I see the earlier version now, but when I click again on that stripe menu I still see the recently maked bookmarks. I simply don’t want that Firefox anywhere collect that issues; hidden or not. I want the possibility to clean that table of content and not build it up again. The developers should be ashamed for this action, which no one can avoid.

    Good option Edmeister, but........ I have already done that. Of course I see the earlier version now, but when I click again on that stripe menu I still see the recently maked bookmarks. I simply don’t want that Firefox anywhere collect that issues; hidden or not. I want the possibility to clean that table of content and not build it up again. The developers should be ashamed for this action, which no one can avoid.
    the-edmeister
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    By stripe menu do you mean this button? 57 library icon That's an image to appear as books on a shelf, like in a "Library".

    If so, just don't click it or hide that button in the Customize palette. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars

    By '''stripe menu''' do you mean this button? <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" title=""> That's an image to appear as books on a shelf, like in a "Library". If so, just don't click it or hide that button in the Customize palette. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars
    jscher2000
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    The not-so-simple approach is to use a custom style rule to hide that part of the Library button menu. 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

    The not-so-simple approach is to use a custom style rule to hide that part of the Library button menu. 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

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    Yes Edmeister; I meant that button. Yes I know I don't have to click on that item and yes I know I can hide it (have already done that also).

    Jscher: Your solution is much to difficult for me (67) and only hides the list.

    My question is otherwise. How can I simply delete that table of content (without deleting the bookmarks itself) and prevent building it up again?

    Thanks for all the answers, but I didn't read a solution. Maybe someone else?

    Yes Edmeister; I meant that button. Yes I know I don't have to click on that item and yes I know I can hide it (have already done that also). Jscher: Your solution is much to difficult for me (67) and only hides the list. My question is otherwise. How can I simply delete that table of content (without deleting the bookmarks itself) and prevent building it up again? Thanks for all the answers, but I didn't read a solution. Maybe someone else?
    jscher2000
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    Jessica1950 said

    My question is otherwise.
    How can I simply delete that table of content (without deleting the bookmarks itself) and prevent building it up again?

    The list is generated on demand by checking the current bookmarks to see which have the most recent ADDED date/time. So there's no stored list to delete.

    ''Jessica1950 [[#answer-1039564|said]]'' <blockquote> My question is otherwise.<br> How can I simply delete that table of content (without deleting the bookmarks itself) and prevent building it up again? </blockquote> The list is generated on demand by checking the current bookmarks to see which have the most recent ADDED date/time. So there's no stored list to delete.

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    Finally a clear answer Jscher. Thanks a million.

    OK I understand; and by hiding the list I'll try to be a little bit less bothered. The only thing I'm wondering about, is why Firefox makes such a list and why we can't stop building it up. It's just a matter of include a stop button or make a square box clear (delete the v in it) in my humble opinion.

    Maybe in the next update they might see the light and solve this unnecessary feature  :-).

    Finally a clear answer Jscher. Thanks a million. OK I understand; and by hiding the list I'll try to be a little bit less bothered. The only thing I'm wondering about, is why Firefox makes such a list and why we can't stop building it up. It's just a matter of include a stop button or make a square box clear (delete the v in it) in my humble opinion. Maybe in the next update they might see the light and solve this unnecessary feature :-).
    jscher2000
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    Hi Jessica1950, I think this list is for people who are less organized than you. They remember they created a bookmark recently, but don't remember where they filed it. Looking at a chronological list saves the time of poking around in folders looking for it.

    Hi Jessica1950, I think this list is for people who are less organized than you. They remember they created a bookmark recently, but don't remember where they filed it. Looking at a chronological list saves the time of poking around in folders looking for it.