How to Delete Bookmarks on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

How to Delete Bookmarks on Mac

Bookmarks are a convenient way to save and access your favorite websites on your Mac. However, over time, your bookmark list can become cluttered with outdated or irrelevant links. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting bookmarks on your Mac, allowing you to organize and declutter your browsing experience.

Step 1: Open Safari

To begin, open the Safari browser on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Safari icon in your Dock or by searching for “Safari” in Spotlight.

Step 2: Access the Bookmark Manager

Once Safari is open, navigate to the top menu bar and click on “Bookmarks”. A dropdown menu will appear.

From this menu, select “Edit Bookmarks”. This will open the Bookmark Manager window.

Step 3: Select the Bookmarks to Delete

In the Bookmark Manager window, you will see a list of all your bookmarks organized into folders and subfolders. Locate the bookmark(s) you wish to delete from the list.

If you want to delete multiple bookmarks at once, hold down the Command key on your keyboard while clicking on each bookmark. This will allow you to select multiple bookmarks simultaneously.

Step 4: Delete the Bookmarks

Once you have selected the bookmark(s) you want to delete, right-click (or Control + click) on one of them. A context menu will appear.

In the context menu, click on “Delete” or “Move to Trash” option. Alternatively, you can press Delete key on your keyboard to delete the selected bookmarks.


If you delete a bookmark accidentally, you can use the Undo option by pressing Command + Z immediately after deleting it. This will restore the deleted bookmark(s) back to their original location.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion (Optional)

Safari may prompt you to confirm the deletion of bookmarks, especially if you are deleting multiple bookmarks at once. Read the confirmation message carefully and click on “Delete” or “OK” to confirm and permanently delete the selected bookmarks.

Step 6: Close the Bookmark Manager

After deleting your unwanted bookmarks, you can close the Bookmark Manager window by clicking on the red “X” button in the top-left corner or by pressing Command + W.


You have successfully deleted bookmarks on your Mac using Safari’s Bookmark Manager. By regularly organizing and deleting unnecessary bookmarks, you can keep your browsing experience efficient and clutter-free.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you are unable to find certain bookmarks in Safari’s Bookmark Manager, ensure that they are not stored in other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox. Different browsers have separate bookmark libraries, so make sure to check each browser individually for complete bookmark management.

  • To recap:
  • Open Safari
  • Access the Bookmark Manager
  • Select the Bookmarks to Delete
  • Delete the Bookmarks
  • Confirm Deletion (Optional)
  • Close the Bookmark Manager

Now that you know how to delete bookmarks on your Mac, take some time to declutter your bookmark list and optimize your browsing experience!

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