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.
How to Delete Safari Bookmarks on a Mac
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.
Step 1: Open the Safari browser.
Step 2: Choose the Bookmarks tab at the top of the screen, then select the Edit Bookmarks option.
Step 3: Right-click on a bookmark that you want to delete, then choose the Delete option.
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.
Or delete it from the Favorites screen like so:
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