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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

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Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

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Hi johndaversa, as you may recall, Firefox 75 introduced a new behavior to the address bar: when the focus (cursor) moves into the bar, a list of your first 8 Top Sites from the new tab page drops down automatically. (If you previously turned that off, Firefox 78 has a new way to turn it off that I'll mention in a moment.)

The Top Sites list is under your control. You can open the new tab page and pin, unpin, add, dismiss, and rearrange those items.

If you don't want any list to open automatically when the cursor enters the address bar, there is a checkbox for that on the Preferences page under Privacy & Security, in the Address Bar section:

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Hi johndaversa, as you may recall, Firefox 75 introduced a new behavior to the address bar: when the focus (cursor) moves into the bar, a list of your first 8 Top Sites from the new tab page drops down automatically. (If you previously turned that off, Firefox 78 has a new way to turn it off that I'll mention in a moment.)

The Top Sites list is under your control. You can open the new tab page and pin, unpin, add, dismiss, and rearrange those items.

If you don't want any list to open automatically when the cursor enters the address bar, there is a checkbox for that on the Preferences page under Privacy & Security, in the Address Bar section:

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Bingo! This precisely solved the problem.

Thank you very much!

jd

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