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Post Posted September 24th, 2016, 9:23 am

Is if possible to flush the Recently Bookmarked folder? By flush I DO NOT MEAN to delete the actual bookmarks, but only clear Recently Bookmarked folder of any entries.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2016, 12:11 pm

You can delete the whole folder. Just open manage bookmarks, right click on the folder and choose delete.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 5:05 am

If you want to turn off the "Recently Bookmarked" section in your bookmarks then you will need to go in to "about:config" and change the entry "browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked" to "false". I tried just deleting the folder and that didn't work so I hunted down the config option and changing that does work.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 5:39 am

Can I ask please what the benefits of clearing or turning off Recently Bookmarkeds would be? Am always keen to learn new ways to keep my Firefox lean'n'clean.
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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 5:52 am

To some people it's an unnecessary duplication of bookmarked sites.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 5:58 am

Image
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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 6:15 am

Hi,
Before doing anything...
May I suggest that you go to any site that you do not want to keep, bookmark it & delete from the Recently Bookmarked folder via the Library.
Take note of exactly where it is placed (say a new folder) & afterwards, you'll see that it's gone.

Bwe wery, wery cwareful.
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The Recently Bookmarked, is a quick way of finding your "recent" bookmarks.
I would not try removing them from Recently Bookmarked.

There are extensions for finding & safely removing duplicate bookmarks.
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Post Posted September 27th, 2016, 6:40 am

All noted and thanks Image
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Post Posted April 5th, 2017, 2:59 am

top of the page
"bookmarks"
"show all bookmarks"
"Bookmarks menu"
""Recently Bookmarked"
apple-click those you want to delete
delete key

done.

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Post Posted April 5th, 2017, 5:04 am

Thanks but you are six months late to the party.

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