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Firefox 19 on Windows 8: How do I turn off the sidebar?

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Actually, the question really is how do I get to the sidebar setting utility so that I can remove any item that I have inadvertently put into the sidebar.

Right now I have aol.com coming up in the sidebar, I know how to close it when it comes up, but I dont want the sidebar to even appear on the screen.

Actually, the question really is how do I get to the sidebar setting utility so that I can remove any item that I have inadvertently put into the sidebar. Right now I have aol.com coming up in the sidebar, I know how to close it when it comes up, but I dont want the sidebar to even appear on the screen.

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Opening in the sidebar is the default for bookmarks that are created via a link or button on a website.
You can check the Properties of a bookmark via the right-click context menu in the sidebar (Ctrl+B; Cmd+B on Mac).
In the Bookmarks Manager (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) you can click the More button in the Details pane at the bottom right.
Make sure that "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" is not selected.

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Opening in the sidebar is the default for bookmarks that are created via a link or button on a website.
You can check the Properties of a bookmark via the right-click context menu in the sidebar (Ctrl+B; Cmd+B on Mac).
In the Bookmarks Manager (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) you can click the More button in the Details pane at the bottom right.
Make sure that "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" is not selected.

Opening in the sidebar is the default for bookmarks that are created via a link or button on a website.<br /> You can check the Properties of a bookmark via the right-click context menu in the sidebar (Ctrl+B; Cmd+B on Mac).<br /> In the Bookmarks Manager (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks) you can click the More button in the Details pane at the bottom right.<br /> Make sure that "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" is not selected.<br />

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That fixed it, thanks for the excellent help!

That fixed it, thanks for the excellent help!