• Disable Samsung Mobile Bookmarks

    One feature of the Samsung Galaxy S3 which has really annoyed me since Samsung adopted Chrome as the default browser (following an OTA update some time ago) was the enforced bookmarks folder which came with the browser. The folder contains a bunch of bookmarks to Samsung’s own sites, none of which I have ever used or had the desire to use. The folder itself is read-only, and also the default landing location when opening the bookmarks for a new tab. All-in-all very frustrating. As a result, I have been looking for ways to get around this, and have found one way, which removes the folder from all-but the bookmarks widget (as far as I can tell). There are three easy steps to getting rid of this folder:

    1. Open settings and navigate to “Application manager”
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    2. Horizontally scroll to the “All” tab and scroll to find the entry called com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks and select it
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    3. Press the ‘Disable’ button

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    Once you have restarted Chrome (I restarted my phone to be sure), the folder will have gone from the bookmarks section in Chrome. As mentioned, the folder in the bookmarks widget remains present.

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