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How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Is there really no way of clearing top sites or removing them altogether from Firefox Android? What is the point of clearing history etc. when the sites remain listed in top sites? What sort of security is that?

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

If you are running Firefox 21, Press and hold on the site, then hit Remove.

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

No, when you clear data the Top Sites remain, and when you try to remove one of these from the list (caveman method, or what!?) there is no Remove option; that seems to appear only when data have not been cleared. So you can't win. Hopeless. Very disappointed with Firefox Android and can't understand why a) Firefox can't seem to fix it, b) we keep getting the same unhelpful answers.

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Hmm, I just went onto my android phone running Firefox 21, cleared all private data, and it removed the top sites. Can you confirm you have Firefox 21?

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Yes, Firefox 21. Just cleared data again and what seems to be happening is that recent Top Sites are being cleared as well, but not the very long list of other Top Sites that seem to have been sync'd across from Firefox on my PC. Can't find these Top Sites on my PC (do they go by another name?) and can't remove them from the Android version - there is no Remove button.

Any ideas?

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Where are you seeing these top sites? Are they on the home page (a bunch of screenshots) or somewhere else?

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

They're on the page you get when you tap the search box, showing Top Sites, Bookmarks and History. The reams of Top sites that seem irremovable appear to be historic sites sync'd from my PC, many of them sites I haven't viewed for years.

While I'm on, there's also a single sync'd tab at the bottom of the page I can't remove either. No idea why it's there or what it's for.

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Just installed FF for android on my phone and all my bookmarks are showing as top sites... why?

When will we be able to delete top site data, like history (on android phone). Should have an option to clear like History but we don't. If I choose to have no top site listings I should be able to delete... but I/you can't.

So, I can't delete these initial top sites as they simple reflect my bookmarks when I first synced with my laptop.

Fix this please!!!!!

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

Have installed current version of Firefox Android on my Samsung Galaxy tablet. There appears to be no way to remove the 'Top Sites'. This is a serious flaw in the software. Needs to be rectified ASAP, otherwise there's no real point in continuing to use FF.

Will probably just delete the FF app and try reloading.

Long-time FF user on Windows pc.

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Re: How to remove unwanted Top Sites

I totally agree. In the absence of anything remotely helpful from Mozilla, who don't seem to realise there is a problem with the sync'ing process that produces irremovable Top Sites on the Android app, the only solution is Uninstall.

Shame on you, Mozilla.