How to Delete Favorites in Safari on a Mac

By creating favorites on your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you are making it easier to get to the Web pages that you visit most often.

But your favorite websites might change over time, and you might discover that you want to delete some of your current favorites.

Luckily your Mac favorites aren’t permanent, and you are able to edit them as needed.

Our tutorial below will show you how to delete favorites on Mac using a short series of steps.

How to Remove Favorites on Mac

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Bookmarks at the top of the window, then Edit Bookmarks.
  3. Right-click on the favorite, then choose the Delete option.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to delete favorites on Mac, including pictures of these steps.

Creating favorites, or bookmarks, in the Safari browser provides a helpful means of navigation while you browse the Internet.

By opening your bookmarks and clicking a listed site, you can efficiently visit a Web page without needing to bother with a search engine or remembering how you got there originally.

But sometimes, pages can move or change, and the information that you had once bookmarked the page for may no longer exist.

Fortunately, you can delete your favorites from Safari to keep your list of bookmarks accurate.

Related: How to Show or Hide the Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

How to Delete Safari Bookmarks on a Mac (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on a MacBook Air in macOS High Sierra.

By completing the steps in this guide, you will delete a bookmark, or favorite, from the Safari browser. If you wish to visit the deleted page after completing this guide, you will need to navigate to that page in a different manner.

If you are running out of storage space and looking to delete other things, you can check out this guide.

These steps will show you how to delete favorites on Mac in the Safari Web browser.

Step 1: Open the Safari browser.

Click the Safari icon to open the app.

Step 2: Choose the Bookmarks tab at the top of the screen, then select the Edit Bookmarks option.

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Click Bookmarks, then Edit Bookmarks.

Step 3: Right-click on a bookmark that you want to delete, then choose the Delete option.

delete a bookmark in safari on a mac

Right-click on a bookmark, then choose Delete.

Now that you know how to delete favorites on a Mac you will be able to curate your favorites websites so that it’s easy to find the sites that you need the most.

Note that you can also delete a bookmark from the bookmarks bar in the browser by right-clicking the bookmark, then choosing the Delete option.

deleteing favorites or bookmarks in safari

Or delete it from the Favorites screen like so:

how to delete bookmarks on a mac

Are you tired of Safari automatically unzipping files that you download? Find out how to change a setting in Safari so that it no longer opens files automatically, including unzipping downloaded zip files.

Frequently Asked Questions About Deleting Mac Favorites

How do I create a favorite on my Mac?

You can open the Web page that you would like to make a favorite, then you can click the Bookmarks tab at the top of the window and select the Add Bookmark option.

You can also click the star icon at the top of the browser if you want to favorite the page rather than create a bookmark for it.

How do I right-click on a Mac?

If you’ve never had to use the right-click option on your Mac, then you may be having trouble figuring out how to do it.

You can perform a right-click on a MacBook or Mac computer by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, then clicking the target item.

How do I rename a favorite on my Mac?

If you would like to give a new name to one of your favorite websites because the current description isn’t very useful, then you have the ability to do so.

You can rename a favorite by right-clicking on the favorite, then choosing the Rename option.

You can also change the address if you would like by right-clicking on the favorite and selecting the Edit Address option.

Can I delete multiple bookmarks from the bookmark manager on my Mac?

Yes, if you are customizing your bookmarks menu and find that you are deleting bookmarks a lot, then you can save yourself some time by choosing to delete multiple browser bookmarks at once.

You can do this by holding down the Command key on your keyboard and clicking each of the bookmarks that you wish to remove. Once they are all selected you can right-click on one of them and choose the Delete option to remove all your bookmarks that are currently selected.

How do I create a new bookmarks folder in Safari on Mac?

One of the main reasons that you might choose to delete bookmarks on Mac is because it’s become difficult to find the ones that you need.

You can therefore use an option on the Mac Safari toolbar to create a new folder. Select the Bookmarks, option, then Add Bookmark Folder. Once you have the new folder created you can move existing bookmarks to that folder and choose to add new ones that you create to that folder as well.

How do I remove bookmarks from the left column in the Safari app?

If you like to use the column at the side of the window then you can also manage your bookmarks there.

Simply click the sidebar button at the top-left of the window to expand the sidebar, then right-click on the bookmark that you wish to remove and select Delete from the dropdown menu.

Related: How to Remove Frequently Visited on iPhone

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