Learning the basic skills and common commands on your MacBook is something that I recommend to everyone. One task that you should be familiar with is how to remove bookmarks on Mac.
We will get into specifics of what a bookmark is and how to use them, but they are a standard feature on your computer that most of you are already familiar with.
Bookmarks are easy to create, but not everyone knows how to remove them, so let’s explore that issue in a quick step-by-step guide.
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What is a Bookmark?
When you don’t remember the web address, it can be challenging to reaccess a site. Creating a bookmark for the page helps you quickly discover it again during a new browsing session.
Bookmarks can also help you organize a variety of websites that you frequently visit in a way that is convenient for you. You enjoy looking for recipes online and keeping up with basketball news.
You can organize your bookmarks into multiple folders based on your preferences. You could have a folder with all of your recipe bookmarks and another with all of your basketball links in the example above.
How to Remove Bookmarks on Mac in any Browser
One thing to know concerning bookmarks is that they are specific to the internet browser you are using. Here, we will look at how to erase bookmarks from Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome for Mac users.
Note: If you delete a bookmark on one browser, that doesn’t mean it will delete it on another, so be sure to delete each bookmark you wish to do on each browser separately.
How to Remove Bookmarks on Mac from Safari
Safari is the default browser on all Macs. It’s fast, private, and resource-efficient due to its tight integration with macOS. It also has a versatile system for managing bookmarks.
You can access Safari’s bookmark manager in three spots:
- To open the sidebar menu, move your cursor to the left in fullscreen mode or use a shortcut Shift + ⌘ + L
- To open the top menu, click Bookmarks in the menu bar
- To open a separate bookmarks page, use a shortcut Option + ⌘ + B
When you are on Safari’s top menu, you can’t delete bookmarks. Simply right-click on the bookmarks in the sidebar menu and select Delete. You can remove bookmarks on mac in safari on a different page by right-clicking or selecting any bookmark (or multiple bookmarks by pressing Shift or ⌘ ) and pressing the Delete key.
How to Remove Bookmarks on Mac in Google Chrome
Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world. It’s feature-rich, robust, and has a large ecosystem of extensions. Chrome has mobile versions for iOS and Android that automatically sync all of your bookmarks.
Chrome’s bookmark management is also a little more advanced – the browser includes a Bookmark Manager where you can search, create folders, and add new bookmarks, among other things.
The best way to remove bookmarks on mac from Chrome is to launch its Bookmark Manager by clicking Bookmarks in the menu bar and then selecting Bookmark Manager, or using a shortcut of Option + ⌘ + B, and then either right-clicking on items, or clicking on the three-dot menu and selecting Delete, or using the Delete key.
Tip: You can undo deleting a bookmark on mac using a Chrome pop-up or a shortcut of ⌘ + Z.
You might also want to see How to Restore & Export Chrome Bookmarks in Less Time
How to Remove Bookmarks on Mac in Firefox
Firefox is praised for its privacy, speed, and functionality as a platform-independent browser. In a way, it takes the best of both Chrome and Safari and has mobile apps that sync all the information, including bookmarks.
Unlike Chrome and Safari, Firefox has a separate bookmark manager called Library. Go to Bookmarks in the menu bar and select Show All Bookmarks (Shift + ⌘ + O) to check out the Library.
To delete any bookmarks in the Library, select them, right-click and Remove Bookmark or use the Delete key.
Why Delete Bookmarks?
There are various reasons why you would want to remove your bookmarks from your MacBook.
The most prevalent reason is simply one of organization. You may no longer want to visit the website you bookmarked and hence no longer require it to be stored. Deleting bookmarks can help you stay organized with the bookmarks you wish to keep by minimizing clutter and unwanted links in your bookmark toolbar.
Some people keep their bookmarks after creating them and never delete them. I like to keep things tidy and in order on my computer, so I go through it every month and remove any bookmarks I have created that I don’t need.
You don’t have to remove bookmarks, although I prefer to do it for organizational purposes.
How to View Bookmarks Using Shortcut Keys on Mac?
You can also press some vital keys on your keyboard to access Bookmarks swiftly. Here are some shortcut keys to viewing bookmarks in different browsers in your Macbook.
|Safari||Ctrl+ Command+ 1|
|Mozilla Firefox||Ctrl+ Shift+ B|
|Google Chrome||Command+ Shift+ B|
|Microsoft Edge||Ctrl+ Shift+ O|
How to Organize Bookmarks in Your Macbook?
If you have a lot of bookmarks, you can organize them into different folders to make them easier to reach. Organizing your bookmarks saves you the time and effort of searching them out from a long list. Following a few simple steps, you may divide your Work Bookmarks, Leisure Bookmarks, Inspirations, etc.
- Head over to Safari and click on the Sidebar icon and press Bookmark when the slide appears.
- Under Favorites, Control-Click on the available space and select New Folder. You can also opt to control-click right below any saved bookmark.
- After renaming the new folder with your personalized title, you can drag your previous bookmarks into it. Simply drag a bookmark and drop it into your new folder.
- You are now free to organize your bookmarks in specific folders.
How Much Space Do Bookmarks Take Up?
Bookmarks take up very little space on your Macbook. They usually only save the URL of the webpage, not the contents. Given that the browser may slow down a little bookmarking as many web pages as possible isn’t a problem. Bookmarks alone take up the space required to save the URL on your Macbook.
Your URL will take up 35 bytes of storage if it is 35 characters long. Similarly, if it’s 80 characters long, it will consume 80 bytes on your MacBook.
Some bookmarks might allow you to store other details such as titles, descriptions, keywords, or even screenshots. However, this doesn’t take up much space either.
Now you know how to delete bookmarks on Mac, whether you are using Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
If you care about the information and links stored in your system, this simple task will help you stay organized.
Remember that each internet browser holds its bookmarks, so if you use multiple browsers, you’ll need to delete bookmarks from each one. Without deleting them, bookmarks will last indefinitely, so you may choose whether or not to remove them.
Frequently Asked Question On How to Remove a Bookmark on Mac
You can head over to your Browser History and reload the page to bookmark it instantly.
As a bookmark only saves the location of a webpage and not the contents of the webpage, this is not possible.
There are no limitations to keeping a bookmark. If you’d like to, you can bookmark thousands of web pages.
To manage your Favorites on iPhone and iPad, open Safari and tap the Bookmarks button. Go to the Favorites folder and tap the Edit button. From there, you can delete or rearrange Favorites. To edit a specific site, tap it, and you can change its display name or move it to a different folder.
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