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Disable or erase "Recently Bookmarked"

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  • Last reply by cor-el

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I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in the Support, despite doing searches using several different search terms. It is a strange thing to have without being able to erase it or disable it, especially since bookmarks saved during "private window" searches show up there.

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Enter about:config in the URL bar and set browser.library.activity-stream.enabled = false.

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The menu is still populated, and I bookmarked another page and it showed up in Recently Bookmarked.

I restarted Firefox and checked Advanced Preferences. It shows that setting as "false" but still allows the Recently Bookmarked to populate and add new bookmarks.

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Ah, you want to remove the second list. I don't think it's removable. You can only remove the whole Library and add Bookmarks and History instead, by using the ≡ -> Customize menu.

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Well, that explains why I can't remove either Recently Bookmarked or the Library itself. I still think it is a weird oversight that it is so hardcoded in a browser that represents itself as a leading privacy guardian. Thanks, Ty.

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You cane Right click and delete the icon that shows recently bookmarked, then go to custom settings and add the "star above horizontal parenthesis" icon > show your bookmarks, then drag wherever you want it.

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I accidentally deleted "recently bookmarked" from the bookmarks menu, and wish to restore it. How do I go about this?

Modified by starramus

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I just noticed that I have this problem too. Firefox is tracking my most recently bookmarked. I followed the steps for about:config and changed it from true to false so it won't continue tracking but how do I clear the whole list? I found the list by clicking the icon in the upper right with the 3 lines and the slanted line (see screenshot). Then I clicked Bookmarks and it shows Recently Bookmarked. Thanks. Barbara

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You can possibly use code in userChrome.css to hide these recent lists,

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

@namespace url(""); /* only needed once */

/* hide Recently Bookmarked */
 #panelMenu_bookmarksMenu {display:none!important;}
 #appMenu-library-recentHighlights [type="highlight-bookmark"] {display:none!important;}

/* hide Recent History */
 #PanelUI-history label[value="Recent History"],
 #appMenu_historyMenu {display:none!important;}

/* hide Recent Highlights */
 #appMenu-libraryView label[value="Recent Highlights"],
 #appMenu-library-recentHighlights {display:none!important;}

/* hide Recently Closed Tabs/Windows */
 #appMenuRecentlyClosedWindows {display:none!important;}