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How can I permanently delete the default bookmark toolbar items (getting started, most recent, etc.)?

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I can't seem to permanently delete the default bookmark toolbar items. They show up frequently on start-up, even after manually deleting them in a previous session. I use 3.6 x_32 on Linux (for Flash) and 4.0 RC 1 x_64 (for non-flash) sharing the same profile.

I use the X-marks extension and I thought that was the cause the problem, but the problem keeps happening even after deleting all of the the default items in each version and then overwriting my x-marks server data with a forced upload both times.

I'm guessing that x-marks will be most people's prime suspect. I just want to make sure that firefox isn't recreating the items as a default behavior.

I know it's a minor annoyance, but I keep my bookmarks toolbar pretty full. Thanks.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 d162
  • Version 1.1.4 The Luggage, copyright 1996-2007 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • The IcedTea NPR Web Browser Plugin (using IcedTea6 1.9.7 (6b20-1.9.7-0ubuntu1)) executes Java applets.
  • The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

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cor-el
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Does it still happen if you temporarily disable Xmarks?

Doesn't it work if you hide the Bookmarks Toolbar?

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