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How to clear history of removed bookmarks that show up in left side of window, with red box, but continue to collect.

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New owner of Motorola Brazo (at&t simple android smart phone).

Became enthusiastic after downloading beta firefox for android yesterday - I bookmarked about 12 random websites.

Today, I added my regular, valuable bookmarks and favorite places, and used the right screen to remove the 12 useless sites from my favorites.

This works very well and intuitively.

But firefox appears to store the deleted bookmarks on the left panel, above my favorites file showing up in "all pages"

I would like to clear history. How do I clear history?

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The left panel is for open tabs. The can be closed by pressing the red x button for each tab.

Clearing private data can be accomplished by opening the preferences and scrolling to the 'Clear private data' line and pressing the 'clear' button.

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I have NO red X and I can't see the left side of my screen because I have this THING that says Bookmarks which NEVER used to be there. PLEASE help me get rid of it, I want my WHOLE screen BACK!!!

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The "All Pages" list that appears when you tap on the location bar includes bookmarks, open tabs, and history. Press the "Bookmarks" button if you want to browse only through your bookmarks. For more information on how to use this screen, see Customize the Firefox home screen

If you have a toolbar on one side of your screen, you can just touch and drag to move the toolbar off-screen. For more details (including a video and pictures), see Get started with Firefox for Android.

Also, here is an add-on that provides a way to clear history in mobile Firefox without also deleting your saved bookmarks, passwords, and cookies: