I've just noticed that I have a lot of bookmarks and it's time to clean them up.

However, I want to be able to record how many bookmarks I have before and after the cleanup, to judge how effective it was.

How can I find out how many bookmarks I have total, without counting them one by one?


Open Bookmarks Manager then go to Import and Backup. Hover over Restore and the flyout reveals how many bookmarks you have.

  • Wow, great. This is the actual solution and should actually be the accepted answer. It even shows you some chronological statistics! – rugk Apr 13 at 15:56
  • That said, this seems to also count folders and tags (?), because it says "XY _entries". Here is another solution (tl;dr: put . in the search) – rugk Apr 13 at 16:43
  • This counts "items" to be backed up, not bookmarks. In addition to bookmarks, "items" includes the folders themselves that contain the bookmarks. Therefore, it's not a valid answer to the question since it doesn't actually count solely bookmarks, and results in an inflated number. – Hashim Apr 13 at 16:53

Open the bookmarks manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B (Windows) or Ctrl+Shift+O (Linux - thanks to rugk), or by clicking the all bookmarks button in the bookmarks menu, then select the 'All Bookmarks' folder.

In the top-right hand corner, search for a character which appears in all bookmarks, e.g. . or /.

Press Ctrl+A to select all items. You can then see how many bookmarks you have total next to the 'items' indicator.

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  • 3
    Does not work if one has defined a directory structure which means that using this method one would have to go directory by directory. – Venom Jan 26 '17 at 0:44
  • BTW, the new hot key seems to be <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>Shift</kbd>+<kbd>O</kbd>, at least on Linux. – rugk Apr 13 at 15:57

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