Disable Pocket on Firefox
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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.