When you use the transparent star icon on Firefox's address bar to create a saved Web page link, the browser adds the bookmark to the Unsorted Bookmarks folder for future sorting instead of to the Bookmarks toolbar or Bookmarks Menu folder. Mozilla provides two methods to manage saved unsorted bookmarks. If you want to delete just a few unsorted bookmarks, the Bookmarks sidebar is your best bet; if you are interested in deleting most, or all, of your unsorted bookmarks, then the Bookmarks Library window will be the easiest method.

Bookmarks Sidebar

Step 1

Click the “Display Your Bookmarks” button -- labeled with an uncolored star on a gray background -- on the Navigation toolbar to open the Bookmarks sidebar on the left side of the browser. If your button instead opens a drop-down menu, right-click the Navigation toolbar and select "Customize." Click and drag the other "Bookmarks" icon up to the toolbar, click "Done" and then use that button to access the Bookmarks sidebar.

Step 2

Select the “Unsorted Bookmarks” option to display a sub-menu of all the bookmarks saved in the Unsorted Bookmarks folder.

Step 3

Right-click a bookmark you want to delete and then select the “Delete” option. Repeat with other bookmarks as desired.

Step 4

Click the “Display Your Bookmarks” button to close the sidebar.

Bookmarks Library

Step 1

Click the “Firefox” button and then click the “Bookmarks” option to open the Library window.

Step 2

Select the Unsorted Bookmarks folder on the window's left sidebar to show your current saved unsorted bookmarks.

Step 3

Sort the bookmarks so you can review them. Right-click “Unsorted Bookmarks” and select “Sort By Name" or click “View,” roll your cursor over “Sort” and select a sorting option.

Step 4

Click and drag any unsorted bookmarks you want to keep from the Unsorted Bookmarks pane to the Bookmarks Toolbar or Bookmarks Menu folders on the left sidebar.

Step 5

Press “Ctrl-A” to select all the remaining unsorted bookmarks and then press the “Delete” key to get rid of them.

Step 6

Click the “X” button to close the Library window.