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How to delete bookmarks on Chromebook?

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If you primarily work with Google services and don’t mind being stuck in Chrome all day, a Chromebook can be an excellent backup device that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket but also keeps you connected to everything you need. 

However, for anyone who lives in their web browser for seven to eight hours a day, having a stack of bookmarked websites is inevitable. If you think you’ve piled on too many bookmarks, here’s how you can delete bookmarks on your Chromebook. 

Also read: How to clear the cache on Chromebook?


Deleting bookmarks on Chromebook

There are two primary ways you can delete your bookmarks when working in the Chrome ecosystem:

We’ll be going over both of these methods.

Using the Bookmark Bar

The quickest way of deleting a bookmark is to simply remove it from the Bookmark bar itself. It appears under the search bar on the top and contains your most frequented websites. Note that if you don’t see the bookmark bar appear, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + B keyboard shortcut to get it out. 

Once you can see the bookmark bar, just right-click the shortcut you want to delete and click the Delete option from the context menu. Keep in mind that this method works for all Chromium-based browsers, meaning you can use it on Chrome, Edge, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi and just about every browser that uses Google’s engine. 


Using the Bookmark Manager

If you need to get rid of multiple bookmarks at once or need to organise them properly, you’re going to need to use Chrome’s built-in Bookmark Manager. Follow these steps to quickly get rid of your unwanted bookmarks. 

Step 1: Open the Bookmark Manager by clicking the three vertical dots in the top right, followed by Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager. Alternatively, you can also use the Ctrl + Shift + O keyboard shortcut. 

Step 2: Now you can go through all the bookmarks you have saved and delete them using the Delete button in the top right. You can select multiple bookmarks by holding down Shift or Ctrl and clicking the bookmarks you want to delete or select all of them by pressing Ctrl + A. If you want to delete a particular custom folder, just right-click the folder itself and click Delete from the context menu. 

Note that this method might behave differently on different browsers, even if they’re based on Chromium. For example, there’s no Bookmark Manager on Edge and pressing Ctrl + Shift + O takes you to the Favourites window instead. From there, you can launch the Favourites tab and delete bookmarks as described in step two above. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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