Cannot delete a bookmark


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#2

Clearly I did something wrong here. I did not intend to post the guidelines. I did not see what caused this. My problem is that when I right click on a bookmark in the bookmark manager there is no option to delete a bookmark. Running the latest Brave on Windows 10. I could swear that I used to be able to delete them. A news site I was going to stopped allowing unfettered access unless I whitelisted them so they could show me ads. Now I won’t be going to that site anymore, and I want to remove their bookmark. Am I missing something obvious?


#3

Brave: 0.21.24
V8: 6.5.254.36
rev: 19c78a1624118e344852c4c0f44c0d45be841b5f
Muon: 4.9.3
OS Release: 10.0.16299
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 65.0.3325.162


#4

This gets more strange (to me). Some of my bookmarks allow me to delete them with a right click. Most do not. There is no correlation to how often I use them. Are some bookmarks somehow protected?


#5

Hi @rstocum,

Did you mind to try this:

  • Double click on bookmarks that have no Delete option. It’ll open that bookmark in new tab.
  • Then, try to right-click that bookmark again at bookmark manager and see if it show the option.

Also cc @LaurenWags. Maybe it’s a bug? :slight_smile:


#6

It would have been great if that had worked, but it didn’t. I noticed that right clicking on the tab for the site once it was open gave me an option called Detach. I tried that, and tried right click in the Bookmark Manager, and it still didn’t have a Delete option.


#7

@rstocum -

A few questions for you to gather some additional information we can use to research:

  • was this an imported bookmark? If so, do you recall which browser you might have imported it from?
  • Is it on the Bookmarks Toolbar or is it nestled under a folder?
  • is it under the ‘Other Bookmarks’ heading when you go to about:bookmarks?

Thanks!
Lauren


#8

I’m a pretty unsophisticated user. I did import a dozen or so bookmarks when I first started using Brave, but this one is relatively recent. I created it in the Bookmark Manager in Brave. I only have twenty seven bookmarks total, so I don’t bother to put them in folders or other bookmarks. I looked over my bookmark list to see if it was mostly the older ones (that were imported) that are not deletable, but that’s not the case. One of my oldest, that I know for sure was imported, does have a delete option when I right click. The imported ones came in from Microsoft Edge.

One thing that occurs to me is that all of my most recent bookmarks were created by navigating to the main page of the website, and clicking on the star on the left side of the top toolbar. Could the way I created the bookmark be the issue? Is there a better way?


#9

I have worked out how to remove the bookmarks without having to right click for a delete option. I found that if I go to the site that is bookmarked, the star to the right of the top toolbar is filled in bright orange instead of the usual black and white outline. If I click on the star there is an option to remove the bookmark, and this option does indeed delete the bookmark. Still doesn’t explain why you can delete some, but not most of my bookmarks with a delete option from right clicking the bookmark in the bookmark manager, but so what? As long as there’s a way, right?


#10

Thanks @rstocum - you should still be able to delete via right click so I will investigate that issue. Thanks for documenting your workaround in case anyone else comes across this in the mean time.

Best,
Lauren


#11

Thank you Lauren, and thanks to eljuno too.


#12

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