Deleting bookmarks in Firefox will remove them permanently from the web browser. There is no going back which might sometimes end in chaos and desperation. Some users might feel more secure with some sort of backup to recover accidentally deleted bookmarks.
That's where Bookmark Trash comes into play. It adds A Bookmark Trash folder to the root folder of the Firefox Bookmark's folder. Every bookmark that gets deleted by the user after installing the Firefox add-on will be moved to the Bookmark Trash automatically instead of being deleted right away.
The user can therefor access those deleted bookmarks in the Bookmark Trash to recover them. The alternative would be to empty the trash regularly to remove the deleted bookmarks permanently from the system.
The extension is in experimental stage which means that users need to log into the Mozilla homepage to be able to download and install the add-on.
Update: Bookmark Trash has been pulled from the add-on repository. an alternative is Bookmark Recycler
Bookmark Recycler can display an icon on the bookmark bar of the browser, or in the add-on bar instead. Bookmarks that have been moved to the trash can be deleted or restored individually, or all at once.
When you click on the icon, you see the bookmark's favicon and page title, as well as delete and restore buttons next to each bookmark. You can alternatively middle-click any bookmark to delete it permanently on the system. A left-click loads the site in the browser, which may be useful to double-check before removing it.
Bookmarks can be moved either via drag and drop to the trash, or by right-clicking individual bookmarks and selecting the trash it option from the context menu.Advertisement
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