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How to Disable Pocket in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox, by default, comes with the Pocket.

This feature is useful to some peoples; But, not for all. If you are on the latter side and you want to disable this feature from Firefox, then this guide is for you.

This task is simple, and you can do it in two minutes. Without further ado, let's see how to hide or disable Pocket from Firefox.

Disable Pocket in Firefox

You can find Pocket in these three places on Firefox web browser:

  • On the Address Bar ("Save to Pocket" option between the Page actions (three horizontal dots) and Bookmark (Star)). This option will appear on the Address Bar only when the web page can be saved.
  • On the New Tab ("Recommended by Pocket" option).
  • On the Library Menu ("View Pocket List" option).

You can hide the Pocket option from the first two places individually. However, you cannot hide it separately from Library Menu.

How to Hide Pocket from Address Bar

The below steps will only hide Pocket from Address Bar and here are they:

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    Right-click on "Save to Pocket" icon on the Address Bar.
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    Click on "Remove from Address Bar" option.
Remove from Address Bar to remove Pocket from Address Bar

How to Hide Pocket from New Tab

You can see recommendations by Pocket on the Firefox New Tab. If you do not want them, then follow the below steps:

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    Click on "Gear" icon at the top right corner of the New Tab.
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    Now, uncheck the option "Recommended by Pocket."

That's it. No more recommendation from the Pocket. Remember this will only hide Pocket recommendations from New Tab.

Android

You can do the same on Android and here are the steps:

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    Open Firefox app.
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    Go to Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) > Settings > General > Home > Top Sites.
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    Now, turn off the "Recommended by Pocket."
Turned off Recommended by Pocket on Firefox app

Here, you can disable other options too (Search, Top Sites, Highlights and Snippets).

Keep in mind that this is the only place you can see a Pocket option on Firefox for Android app.

Note

The "Recommended by Pocket" on the Firefox web browser is currently available to the users in the US, Canada, and Germany only.

Disable Pocket Entirely

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    In the Address Bar, type about:config.
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    Click on "I accept the risk!" button.
I accept the risk button on Firefox
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    In the Search Box, type pocket.
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    Find the following preference: extensions.pocket.enabled
extensions.pocket.enabled option with default value true
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    Double-click it and the value will be changed from true to false.
extensions.pocket.enabled option with value false

That is all. All done. Keep in mind that the above steps only disabled the Pocket options from Address Bar and Library Menu.

It does not hide the "Recommended by Pocket" option. If you wish, you can do that using the above method.

Re-enable Pocket in Firefox

Address Bar

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    To get Pocket back to the Address Bar, just click Page actions (three horizontal dots).
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    Right-click on the "Save Page to Pocket."
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    Now, click the option "Add to Address Bar."
Add to Address Bar option to re-enabled Pocket to Address Bar

Recommended by Pocket

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    Go to the "Gear" icon on the New Tab.
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    Check "Recommended by Pocket."

To get back this feature on Firefox app, turn on the "Recommended by Pocket" option.

Re-enable Pocket Entirely

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    Type about:config in the Address Bar and then click "I accept the risk!."
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    Now, type pocket in the Search Box.
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    Find this preference: extensions.pocket.enabled
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    Once you find it, double-click it. Now, you can see that the value is changed from false to true.

Keep in mind that this will enable the Pocket options on the Address Bar and Library Menu only.

If you cannot see any of the re-enabled Pocket options, close the browser and then launch it again.

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