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How to remove Unsorted Bookmarks folder

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I was testing FF 6.0 beta and when you click on Bookmarks there is something called "Unsorted Bookmarks" on the bottom of the list (column).

If you do a right click to delete it you can not do it.

Does anyone have a clue how to delete this option?

I do not see it on my FF 5.0 nor did I see it on any other FF browser till now.

My add-ons are IE Tab2 and Status-4-Evar

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Chosen solution

The Unsorted Bookmarks folder is where bookmarks are created if you click the star on the location bar to bookmark the current site.

You can't remove that folder, but you can hide that menu entry in the Bookmarks menu in the Firefox App menu with code in userChrome.css


Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

See:


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#appmenu_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#appmenu_unsortedBookmarks,
#bookmarksMenuPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#menu_unsortedBookmarks,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks {display:none!important;}
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There is no way to remove this folder.

John99
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It is a standard folder on Firefox. If you bookmark something, without explicitly putting it somewhere that is what firefox uses. You may delete its content if you wish, but there is no point in trying to get rid of the folder itself. It is not a new feature of firefox 4 or 5, and is not related to any particular extension software.

Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

i have Firefox 5.0 and i also have "Unsorted Bookmarks" option. This is a Firefox feature and i don't think it can be Deleted. I also tried just deleting but it didn't Delete.

cor-el
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The Unsorted Bookmarks folder is where bookmarks are created if you click the star on the location bar to bookmark the current site.

You can't remove that folder, but you can hide that menu entry in the Bookmarks menu in the Firefox App menu with code in userChrome.css


Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

See:


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#appmenu_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#appmenu_unsortedBookmarks,
#bookmarksMenuPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#menu_unsortedBookmarks,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks {display:none!important;}

Modified by cor-el

Question owner

Did not work. Either I am doing something wrong or FF 6.0b1 does not allow this change. My Profile is shown in this location C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\a91ay18u.default\chrome

See image Unsorted location in FF

Note: There are 2 other user type files in the Chrome folder. Each have "-example" . Should these be deleted?

Modified by jlj747

cor-el
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I didn't include that menu entry in the Bookmarks menu (Firefox 5 doesn't have it).
I've updated the code in my above post, so give it another try.

Question owner

Thanks. Got it to work.

AlcyoneBlack 0 solutions 3 answers

I couldn't get that userChrome to work for me. I put all the codes you had in your post in it but it didn't get rid of the unsorted bookmarks from the bookmarks menu. Did I do something wrong?

AlcyoneBlack 0 solutions 3 answers

I figured out what I did wrong so thank you for the posting the solution! It really worked! Yay!

angered 0 solutions 12 answers

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Why do the end users have to fix this nonsense, you bozos should do this crap YOURSELVES BEFORE YOU RELEASE THE UPDATES

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Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

jlj747 To help other users find solutions, please return to this Thread and Sign-in to the forum with your Username and Password:

click on "Solved It" Next to the reply ABOVE that BEST solved your Question

DO NOT click "Solved It" next to this reply

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Thailand 0 solutions 2 answers

What do you mean "@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */"?

I have created a Chrome folder with a userChrome.css text in my profile using the above code (plus the additional text I did not include here), but nothing works.

In the future just make this deletable via a simple mouse click, please.

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Sean C. 0 solutions 1 answers

Yippie! Great suggestion, worked perfectly in both installed and portable versions of FF6 for me, thanks cor-el!

cor-el
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What is the location of that userChrome.css file?

Can you attach the full content of that userChrome.css file?


Make sure that the file doesn't have a hidden .txt appended.

John99
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Maybe I am missing something, but I do not see the problem with this folder, if you do not use it then it will be empty, but if you do use it probably it would be good to know what is in it (there is no need to expand it).

Tayberry 0 solutions 3 answers

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Hello there Mozilla,

                  Well thanks for version 6 its a scintillating kaleidoscope of scrumptious loveliness of a browser, one slight problem unsorted bookmarks there is no easy way to move or delete this its there when i click on bookmarks always in my eyeline, lurking there giving me a mental migraine. 
 I am guessing that the vast majority of Firefox users have no idea how to do the chrome fix, worried about busting something or destroying the fabric of the universe
 Could Mozilla fix this problem in the next version and bring this Hideous Ordeal to an end!
   Pretty Please with kittens and flowers.
Thailand 0 solutions 2 answers

Is this the correct path?

Local Disk (C) → Users → (User Name) → AppData → Roaming → Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles → q5709d02.default → Chrome → userChrome.css

Content of userChrome.css:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#appmenu_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#appmenu_unsortedBookmarks,
#bookmarksMenuPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#menu_unsortedBookmarks,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks {display:none!important;}

Modified by cor-el

txgu 0 solutions 1 answers

so in that profile folder that ends with .default there is a folder called 'chrome' That folder contains a file userChrome-example.css copy this file and rename in userChrome.css (in that same Chrome folder) and put in the piece of code as he indicates.

That ought to fix it.

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cor-el
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That looks almost correct apart from the uppercase "C" in "Chrome", that should be "chrome" with all lowercase characters.

angered 0 solutions 12 answers

Ok I've tried to be a good little user and follow your byzantine directions of getting rid of the unsorted bookmarks. DID NOT BLOODY EFFING WORK. I ASK AGAIN WHY DO I AS AN END USER HAVE TO BE A DAMNED CODE GEEK TO MAKE YOUR STINKING PRODUCT DO WHAT IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO BEFORE IT IS RELEASED FROM BETA TESTING??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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the-edmeister
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That menu item was added to that menu because someone requested it. Is that menu item really that offensive? It's not like it is causing any real problems with using Firefox, is it?