How do you delete bookmarks on a Mac?

bookmarks on a Mac
Clear out: get rid of unwanted Mac bookmarks

Bookmarks are not as important as they once were, now that browsers remember sites you’ve visited previously. Simply starting to type the site’s name into Safari will normally be enough to bring up the site you’re looking for. So, if you want to prune your collection, how do you delete bookmarks on a Mac? There are a couple of ways to do this.

Delete bookmarks on a Mac from the bookmarks panel

One way to vanish a bookmark is to delete it from the bookmarks panel.

If your bookmarks are not already showing in a panel to the left-hand side of the Safari browser, click Bookmarks in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen and Show Bookmarks.

Now right-click on the bookmark that you wish to remove and select Delete, as shown below:

Delete bookmark from Safari

Delete bookmarks from Safari Favourites

You might have your most-visited bookmarks saved in Safari’s Favourites. If you got the Favourites bar switched on, you will normally have a row of bookmarks under the address bar.

To delete a bookmark from Safari Favourites, simply right-click on the bookmark in question and click Delete, as shown here:

Delete bookmark from Safari favourites

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Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at

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