Let’s face it — it’s not in Delicious.com’s (and Yahoo!’s) interest to make it easy to let people default to NOT sharing their bookmarks, but I wish they made it a little easier to actually do it.
So here’s how you do it in Firefox:
- Quit out of Firefox
- Explore deliciousBookmarks.jar (the location of this file depends on which OS you’re running) with a proper JAR editor (NOT just a text editor) and open the file yAddBookMark.xul,
- Search for the following code:
<checkbox id="cb_noShare" label="&addybookmarks.sharing.label;"
- Add checked=”true” to the tag, so it looks something like this:
<checkbox id="cb_noShare" checked="true" label="&addybookmarks.sharing.label;"
- Save the file, exit, and relaunch Firefox. Voila!
Now don’t forget to uncheck it if you DO want to make something private!