How to Delete Bookmarks on a Mac

Whether you're working with Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome, the Web browser on your Mac OS X Yosemite computer has a dedicated bookmarks manager designed to help you edit your bookmarks. In all three instances, deleting a bookmark is simply a matter of opening the bookmarks manager, finding the item you want to remove and clicking Delete.

Safari (Version 8)

Step

Click Bookmarks on the main menu along the top of your Mac’s screen and select Edit Bookmarks to open Safari’s dedicated Bookmarks window.

Safari 8 (Apple)
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Step

Click the arrow icon next to a folder to view the bookmarks in that folder. Skip this step if the bookmark you want to delete is not stored in a folder.

Safari 8 (Apple)
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Step

Hold down the Control button, click the bookmark you want to delete and select Delete on the pop-up menu.

Safari 8 (Apple)
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Firefox (Version 37)

Step

Click Bookmarks on the main menu along the top of the screen and select Show All Bookmarks on the drop-down menu to launch Firefox’s bookmarks manager.

Firefox 37 (Mac OS X)
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Step

Select the folder containing the bookmark you want to delete or click Unsorted Bookmarks if the bookmark is not stored in a folder.

Firefox 37 (Mac OS X)
You can also search your bookmarks by keyword using the Search tool in the top corner of the bookmarks manager.
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Step

Select the bookmark to delete, click the Gear menu near the top of the window and choose Delete on the drop-down menu to delete the selected bookmark.

Firefox 37 (Mac OS X)
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Chrome (Version 42)

Step

Click Bookmarks on the menu at the top of your Mac’s screen and select Bookmark Manager to open the browser's Bookmark Manager.

Chrome 42 (Mac OS X)
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Step

Search for the bookmark to delete using the Search tool at the top of the Bookmark Manager or select the folder containing the bookmark.

Chrome 42 (Mac OS X)
Folders are displayed on the left of the screen.
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Step

Click the three-dot menu icon associated with the bookmark you want to delete and select Delete on the drop-down menu.

Chrome 42 (Mac OS X)
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Chrome 42 (Mac OS X)
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