1. billykac's Avatar
    OK - a number of you guys on this forum got me started with the stock Samsung browser and IMO:

    - It's design is far more usable than Chrome, for me. I now realize that over the years I've had to adapt to the Chrome UI, and the stock browser has more "immediacy" - I understand it on first glance and it's downright easier to use.

    - Hands-down, for me, it's faster than Chrome - like really noticeably faster. I really appreciate this.

    But, all that good stuff aside, I can't figure out how to delete the default, pre-installed bookmarks. I've researched it and found a few different "fixes" that have worked over the years for Samsung devices (apparently they've had partner-provided bookmarks for a long time) but those fixes don't work on my VZW N5.

    It would be great to chuck those bookmarks. If not, I am still all-in on the stock browser even if I have to keep them.
    11-27-2015 07:33 AM
  2. Dhanikz's Avatar
    I agree with you on the stock's performance. I went from stock > chrome > CM browser > chrome > dolphin > stock > UC > finally back to stock. To me speed and responsiveness of the stock browser trumps all the pluses of the other browsers. Would love the addition of a night mode though
    Can you post a screenshot of those bookmarks. The ones I see on mine I can delete.
    11-27-2015 08:23 AM
  3. billykac's Avatar
    Mobile Web, Mobile Living and Verizon Accessories are all pre-loaded, unwanted and seemingly can't be removed.
    Still, the stock browser is a joy to use compared to Chrome. It would be even better if I could scrap these bookmarks!

    Deleting Default Bookmarks in Stock Browser-screenshot_2015-11-27-09-36-21-1xx.jpg
    11-27-2015 02:41 PM
  4. Dhanikz's Avatar
    When you touch and hold on those links you get the delete option on top. At least I do. Mine is not carrier locked but I did get a few preloaded bookmarks
    11-27-2015 09:27 PM
  5. billykac's Avatar
    Must be differences between carriers. I can't delete them whatsoever!
    11-27-2015 09:51 PM
  6. jimkar's Avatar
    Unable to delete on att phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2015 09:53 PM
  7. billykac's Avatar
    I found a "fix" according to a number of Samsung owners - install Bookmark Manager, chuck the bookmarks and reboot. Then uninstall the app.

    Didn't work.

    Probably need to live with it!
    11-28-2015 10:56 AM
  8. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    This pre loaded crap and bloatwares days are numbered....
    11-28-2015 11:20 AM
  9. anon(9638631)'s Avatar
    Unable to delete on att phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I also confirmed this. It's these little reasons that that thing gets disabled as fast as possible on my device. Who wants that garbage (pre installed, pre determined bookmarks that is)?
    11-28-2015 03:51 PM
  10. billykac's Avatar
    For me, at this time, having my list of bookmarks listed below a few I will never use is certainly annoying, but since that (for me) the stock browser totally smokes Chrome in speed, and has a better designed UI regarding immediate access to functions I need, I am staying with stock. Not to mention some Samsung features that are baked into the stock browser that I like.

    I find stock to be a simpler design than Dolphin or Firefox, so stock is just a joy to use.
    Those bookmarks would be awesome to chuck, but I can overlook them for now.
    11-28-2015 04:37 PM
  11. anon(9638631)'s Avatar
    I hear you. I actually used stock for a while and didn't mind it other than those above mentioned little annoyances.
    11-28-2015 04:59 PM

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