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A bookmark won't go away even when removed.

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I removed a bookmark by clicking the star in the awesome bar, and it appeared to go away. Unfortunately, it's a phantom bookmark - it's still there, even with having been removed. It shows up as if it were still bookmarked, but without the star being lit.

How can I remove this bookmark that won't die?

Thanks!

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Start Firefox. Press <Shift> + <Control> B. This will bring up the bookmarks folder. Find the bookmark you want and right click on it. There is a search bar top right.

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No, that's not the problem, I know how to delete bookmarks. This one has already been deleted by me, but it won't actually disappear. As in, the star is unchecked, but it remains after a reboot and everything.

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Clarification -- The bookmark has been removed from the bookmarks menu. However, when typing into the awesome/location bar, it comes back up.

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Ahh, the address bar can display matches to bookmarks AND history.

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It can sometimes be hard to remove an entry in the location bar drop-down list that you have typed (i.e. has a typed=1 entry in the places.sqlite file).

Use these steps to remove saved data from a drop-down list:

  1. highlight an entry in the drop-down list
  2. press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to remove it.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox profile folder.