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    Default Chrome Bookmarks

    Is there a way to set the default folder for bookmarks in Chrome when you open a new tab? Almost every time I do it I get the Verizon bookmarks tab, which I don't care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade Moose View Post
    Is there a way to set the default folder for bookmarks in Chrome when you open a new tab? Almost every time I do it I get the Verizon bookmarks tab, which I don't care about.
    I reset mine but I'm not completely sure how I did it. (The UI is pretty unclear.) Try this:
    From the Verizon bookmarks page, tap the breadcrumb trail at the top until you get to the "Bookmarks >" top of tree. Select a different bookmarks folder. I chose Desktop Bookmarks. Tap its (Desktop Bookmarks) breadcrumb again. When it lights up blue it seems to set that folder to the default. Not sure if it will persist across a reboot, but it seems to stay selected past all tabs being deleted.
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    I hope this truly works. This issue has been pissing me off since the very beginning and im glad it's not just me haha.
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    So far that seemed to work. I guess I'll find out... Thanks.

    Edit: I spoke too soon. Went right back to Verizon bookmarks after I was out of the browser for a while.

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    Last edited by Renegade Moose; 11-02-2012 at 12:06 PM.
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    Can you delete the Verizon Bookmarks folder from Bookmark Manager in the desktop version of Chrome? I'm just guessing. Strangely, I don't have a Verizon Bookmarks folder in mine and it defaults to Mobile Bookmarks for me.
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    It was worth a shot, but no. The folder doesn't show up on any other computer or device and I have all my bookmarks synced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade Moose View Post
    So far that seemed to work. I guess I'll find out... Thanks.

    Edit: I spoke too soon. Went right back to Verizon bookmarks after I was out of the browser for a while.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    Mine is still reset. It seems to use the last bookmark page you displayed. Make sure that you kill all tabs but the bookmark one so they don't cause the reset to the old setting. Then reset it and kill that tab.

    A "make default" setting option would sure be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade Moose View Post
    Is there a way to set the default folder for bookmarks in Chrome when you open a new tab? Almost every time I do it I get the Verizon bookmarks tab, which I don't care about.
    I did some searching and found a thread on xda about it. The guy said disable "com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks" in the app settings, but he said you can only do it if you're rooted. I'm bone stock, no root and it worked on mine. I even rebooted to see if it re-enabled it and the VZW bookmarks tab is still gone.

    And maybe my mind's playing tricks on me but it seems to make Chrome run faster.
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    I was able to disable also, no root...I'll see if it holds.

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    Wow, that's great. I know on 4.0 you couldn't disable but they must have allowed it in 4.1.

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    Awesome! That just made my day.
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    Have rebooted twice just to see if this setting sticks and so far it has...very happy that I can now open to MY bookmarks.

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    Once you're on Jelly bean disable the following app and you'll no longer see the Verizon bookmarks. Com.android.providers.partnersbookmarks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordecaidrake View Post
    Once you're on Jelly bean disable the following app and you'll no longer see the Verizon bookmarks. Com.android.providers.partnersbookmarks
    Perfect! Thank you. (BTW, love your avatar.)
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    This is cool! Now I am going to search for whatever other com.android.crapware things I can disable Thanks again!
    Current: GN3&GN2 10.1/Prior:TP201/Xoom/Archos101/RAZR MAXX HD/RAZR MAXX/Evo3D/Evo4G/allSprintTreos&Recovering Pre user.
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    This works. Thanks!
    :beer::beer::beer:

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    Awesome tip - gave up this issue before the jb update. Stuff like this is why I check the forums routinely. Thank you: so glad to have that bloat crap out of my bookmarks.
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    I did some searching and found a thread on xda about it. The guy said disable "com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks" in the app settings, but he said you can only do it if you're rooted. I'm bone stock, no root and it worked on mine. I even rebooted to see if it re-enabled it and the VZW bookmarks tab is still gone.

    And maybe my mind's playing tricks on me but it seems to make Chrome run faster.
    Can you explain how to exactly disable com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks? I am new to this so I am uncertain how to accomplish this.

    Thank you for your assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribeventure View Post
    Can you explain how to exactly disable com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks?
    Open the "Settings" app, then scroll down to "Apps" (under the "Device" heading). Scroll right to the list of "All" apps, then scroll down and find the app you want to disable. Select it, then tap disable.
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    ajc312, thank you for your reply. I am still not quite understanding. My desire is to get rid of the Verizon bookmarks such as the NY Times, CNN, ESPN, Google, etc. These are in a "Bookmarks" folder within my "Mobile Bookmarks" folder along with the bookmarks I added. I do not want any bookmarks that are not added by me. Though I know it is money-related and more of a principle issue, it is still presumptuous of Verizon/Google to put those on my phone.

    It is not an app so I am confused.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajc312 View Post
    Open the "Settings" app, then scroll down to "Apps" (under the "Device" heading). Scroll right to the list of "All" apps, then scroll down and find the app you want to disable. Select it, then tap disable.
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    I understand that all you want to do is remove the Verizon bookmarks from your Chrome browser. The App called com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks is what's inserting those Verizon bookmarks into your Chrome browser. If you disable that app it should solve your problem. I've done it on my RAZR MAXX HD running stock Jelly Bean. If disabling com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks doesn't address your concerns, let us know and we'll see if we can't figure it out.
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    Thank you ajc312. I accomplished what you explained and as you stated, the bookmarks are gone. Thanks so much for your assistance and even more, your patience.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajc312 View Post
    I understand that all you want to do is remove the Verizon bookmarks from your Chrome browser. The App called com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks is what's inserting those Verizon bookmarks into your Chrome browser. If you disable that app it should solve your problem. I've done it on my RAZR MAXX HD running stock Jelly Bean. If disabling com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks doesn't address your concerns, let us know and we'll see if we can't figure it out.
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    Me too, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribeventure View Post
    Thank you ajc312. I accomplished what you explained and as you stated, the bookmarks are gone. Thanks so much for your assistance and even more, your patience.
    Glad to hear it worked out.
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    I did this and it worked sort of. Now it opens to Mobile bookmarks....I dont have any of those at all. How do I prevent that?
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