X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

My email address is in the bookmarks toolbar and has been hacked. How do I remove it from the toolbar?

Posted

I put my email address in the bookmarks toolbar so it would be readily accessible, but my email account was hacked. I no longer use that email address. Nothing in the Firefox troubleshooting info I can find tells me how to REMOVE an item from the bookmarks toolbar, only how to rearrange items already there. I want to remove that email address from the bookmarks toolbar. Running Firefox version 3.6.16 on an iMac using OS 10.5.8.

I put my email address in the bookmarks toolbar so it would be readily accessible, but my email account was hacked. I no longer use that email address. Nothing in the Firefox troubleshooting info I can find tells me how to REMOVE an item from the bookmarks toolbar, only how to rearrange items already there. I want to remove that email address from the bookmarks toolbar. Running Firefox version 3.6.16 on an iMac using OS 10.5.8.

Chosen solution

True - control + click is the Mac way to right click. I'm happy that worked.

Please choose "this answer solved the problem" next to my reply to close this thread.

Thanks. :)

Read this answer in context 6

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110319 Firefox/3.6.16

More Information

Svetlana 75 solutions 894 answers

Helpful Reply

Right click the item, choose to "Delete".

Right click the item, choose to "Delete".

Question owner

My iMac mouse doesn't have "left" and "right" click buttons, only a single mouse button. However, your suggestion led me to try "control>click" on the bad email address, and when I held down the "control" key while clicking on the bad email address, a menu came up that included "delete." I did, and it worked, so in a not-quite-direct way, your suggestion solved the problem.

My iMac mouse doesn't have "left" and "right" click buttons, only a single mouse button. However, your suggestion led me to try "control>click" on the bad email address, and when I held down the "control" key while clicking on the bad email address, a menu came up that included "delete." I did, and it worked, so in a not-quite-direct way, your suggestion solved the problem.
Svetlana 75 solutions 894 answers

Chosen Solution

True - control + click is the Mac way to right click. I'm happy that worked.

Please choose "this answer solved the problem" next to my reply to close this thread.

Thanks. :)

True - '''control + click''' is the Mac way to right click. I'm happy that worked. Please choose "this answer solved the problem" next to my reply to close this thread. Thanks. :)