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How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

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How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

I have somehow acquired a large number of separators in bookmarks list. They are taking up too much space but I have been unable to delete any of the separators.

I never have any unsorted bookmarks so I am trying to delete the "Unsorted bookmarks" file which appears at the bottom of the Bookmarks list. How do I delete it?

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Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Right-click each separator and select Delete when you're in the Bookmarks Sidebar - {CTrl + B}. Best to learn to live with the Unsorted Bookmarks folder, the one time I deleted that folder it broke the saving of any bookmarks for me.

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Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Easiest to remove separators is in the Bookmarks Manager (Library).

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks

See:

New User

Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Hi, I'm using firefox nightly version, I guess the suggestion's on how to delete the separators in the bookmarks area don't work with nightly firefox.

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Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

It still works the same in Nightly, at least on Linux

If you have a steady hand then you can right-click the separator on the Bookmarks Toolbar and delete the separator that way or do this in the sidebar or Bookmarks Manager.
You only can not do this in the drop down list of the toolbar icon next to the star.

New User

Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Hi cor-el, The only place that I even see the separator's is in the drop down list of bookmark's, when I click on the icon to the right of the star. It won't let me click on them so I can delete them. David

New User

Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Seems strange that you can't delete the separator's if you desire to.

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Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Don't you see them in the Bookmarks sidebar as horizontal lines?

If not then you may have a Windows theme that makes them hardly visible, but you should still be able to use the Down arrow to position the cursor on such a separator.

Can you attach a screenshot of the sidebar (Ctrl+B)?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.


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

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New User

Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

See if I did the screen capture properly, I saved it in jpeg format, as you can see..there aren't any separator's showing in the sidebar. Is my laptop possessed ?? Ha Ha David

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New User

Re: How do I delete separators in Bookmarks file? How do I delete "Unsorted Bookmarks" file?

Here is another screen shot that shows the separator line's that I'm talking about, what's strange is they are ONLY showing up in the bookmark's drop down area.

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