Disable Pocket on Firefox

How to disable Pocket on Firefox

Pocket isn't for you? Here are the steps to remove it from Mozilla Firefox.

If you already use Firefox — or you’re coming back to the browser –, you’ll notice that Pocket is part of the experience that allows you to save web pages and videos to the service for later viewing. In addition, every time you open a New Tab, you’ll also see a number of top recommended content curated by Pocket.

Although Pocket might be a good feature to have, it’s not for everyone. If you’re one of those who isn’t interested in this feature, it’s possible to disable Pocket and those recommendation when opening a new tab.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable Pocket and those “Recommended by Pocket” content when opening a New Tab using Firefox on Windows 10.

How to disable Pocket feature

  1. Open Firefox.

  2. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.

  3. Click the I accept the risk! button to continue to the page.

  4. Search for Pocket and press Enter.

  5. Double-click the extensions.pocket.enabled option to change the option’s value from true to false.

    Disable Pocket on Firefox Quantum
    Disable Pocket on Firefox Quantum

Once you’ve completed the steps Pocket will be disabled from Firefox, but the recommended content will still show up on new tabs.

If you’re not interested on seeing Pocket recommended content, you’ll easily remove this section from the New Tab experience.

  1. Open Firefox.

  2. Create a new tab.

  3. Click the gear button on the top-right corner of the page.

  4. Clear the Recommended by Pocket option.

    Disable Recommended by Pocket on New Tab
    Firefox New Tab options
  5. Click the Done button.

After completing the steps, you’ll no longer see content curated by Pocket on new tabs.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.