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Is there any way to disable the "recently bookmarked" feature without loosing any bookmarks?

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or can i move it to another hidden folder? i am running v19.0.2. thanks.

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philipp
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hello, you can just right-click and delete the folder. it's not a real folder that holds any bookmarks but just a smart folder which aggregates the latest bookmarks from other folders...

cor-el
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To clarify things:

  • "Most Visited" and "Recently Bookmarked" and "Recent Tags" are examples of so called Smart Bookmarks folders and are not real existing folders.
  • Such smart folders show a list created by a query of the places.sqlite database that stores the bookmarks and the history in Firefox.
  • Smart folder lists show a maximum of 10 entries by default.
  • Bookmarks or history items that show up in a smart folder list are stored elsewhere in another folder and any changes made are applied to the real bookmark or history item.
  • If you remove an entry then the list is shifted up and a new entry that wasn't shown previously is added to show 10 entries.
  • If you add a new bookmark or visit a website then a new item is added at the top and the entry at the bottom disappears from that list.
  • Items that disappear from the list are not gone, but merely do not show up anymore in that list.
  • Actions like copy & paste or delete that you perform on bookmarks in such a list are done on the original bookmark.
  • If you do not want a specific list then remove that query (right-click: Delete), but do not delete the content that is displayed in such a list.

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thanks mad and cor. i deleted specific bookmarks in the list and lost a bunch of bookmarks. so the key is to delete the entire recently bookmarked folder.