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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar Web Browsers
In Lion, Reading List was added to Safari. It appears, by default, in the Bookmarks Bar. If you're like me and have little space to spare up there, it can be useful to get rid of the Reading List icon if you don't use it, or move it up to the Toolbar instead.

To get rid of the icon in the menu bar, open Terminal and run this command:

defaults write com.apple.Safari ProxiesInBookmarksBar '("Top Sites")'

Then, if you want to add it to the toolbar, go to View » Customize Toolbar and drag in a Reading List icon.

If you want to add Reading List back to the bookmarks bar in the future, run this command in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.Safari ProxiesInBookmarksBar '("Top Sites","Reading List")'

[crarko adds: You have to restart Safari for the 'defaults' change to take effect.]
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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: regulus on Jul 25, '11 07:48:39AM

There's no reason to use a shell command... it's right in the preferences under the "Bookmarks Bar" section. Just check or uncheck whatever you want including the reading list.

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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: nathanator11 on Jul 25, '11 08:17:38AM

Haha, derp. Award for most useless hint of all time goes to... me!



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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: designr on Jul 25, '11 10:55:21AM

Not so.

There are occasions when network admins need to set defaults for a large number of machines.

It is very handy to have a command line instruction that can be blasted to a hundred or more machines at once.



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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: macaddict68 on Jul 25, '11 07:49:31AM
You can also go into Safari Preference > Bookmarks and uncheck Include Reading Lists in the Bookmarks bar.

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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 25, '11 01:09:06PM

The nice thing about exposing this option (even if doing it via command line isn't strictly necessary) is that by moving Reading List to the Toolbar, and removing it from the Bookmarks Bar, is that cute-but-quickly-annoying-vidual-effect of the 'Add To Reading List' icon jumping into the Reading List icon is gone.

This was *exceptionally* annoying if you hide your Bookmarks Bar, as the animation would cause the Bookmarks Bar to slide into view long enough to except the skydiving page icon, then that would also force-shift your Safari window location if you had it aligned with the bottom of the screen with space at the top. Were it not for this added annoyance, I would have suffered the cutsie jump.

It had never occurred to me to check for new Toolbar options, so, many, many thanks to the author of this hint.



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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: HighStrungLoner on Jul 26, '11 02:27:03PM

Or you could just go to Safari's Bookmarks preferences and turn it off.



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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: Scott T on Aug 20, '11 09:31:41AM

How about some way to remove the Reading List items from the Bookmarks menu? I'm on a 13" MacBook, and those unused lines are using quite a bit of my screen real estate.



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10.7: Hide Reading List in Safari's bookmarks bar
Authored by: thefferon on Dec 31, '11 03:47:29PM

Does anyone know how to get rid of the little icon that looks like a book and normally sits next to the reading list icon? I know it identifies the bar as the bookmarks bar, but I would prefer not to have it there, and I can't find a way to turn it off.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Tim



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