Firefox Quantum represents a major change in the way our favorite open source browser works, making it faster and less resource-intensive than ever before. However, while some people criticize the change as XPCOM and XUL support has fallen out of favor with WebExtensions, others who have embraced the bold new Firefox now seem to have issues with Pocket’s deep integration. The service is owned by Mozilla. So, if you’re not exactly in love with Firefox’s constant pop-ups encouraging you to start using Pocket, here’s what you need to do to disable those prompts.
note: Pocket has been part of Firefox for the past few years, but what’s changed with the introduction of Quantum is the way you remove the service from your browser.
Remove Pocket Button from Address Bar in Firefox Quantum
To remove the Pocket button from the address bar Right click on it and select “Remove from Address Bar”. This much. Pocket Button will now be removed from your address bar.
While the aforementioned action will get rid of the Pocket button in the address bar, it won’t get rid of Pocket’s browser integration, so to achieve this you need to do the following:
Disable Firefox Quantum’s Pocket Integration
- Run Firefox Quantum and medicine
about:configFirefox’s address bar. back then press enter‘.
- if you didn’t use
about:configpreviously, “This may void your warranty!” warning. “I accept the risk!” Click . to continue.
- In the top search box
about:configpage, type “mobile” To find all mobile related preferences. Double click on the “extensions.pocket.enabled” option here to change it to “False”. You will no longer have Pocket references in Firefox’s address bar and Library view.
You have successfully disabled the Pocket integration, but whenever you want to use Pocket in Firefox you can always retrace your steps and double click the same option to set it to ‘True’.
Disable ‘Pocket Recommended’ Articles
- To disable “Pocket Recommended”, open a new tab and then gear icon in the upper right corner.
- Now only Uncheck “Mobile Recommended” option (may not be available to everyone) and Click “Done” to save your changes
note: Neither I nor any of my coworkers I talk to get the ‘Pocket Recommended’ feature on our computers, but that may be because we haven’t used Pocket in Firefox. Between us, we checked out an unlucky Windows 7 desktop and two Windows 10 laptops., the feature seems to be going through all the chats on the Mozilla Forums. So it looks like you might need to use the integrated Pocket services in your Firefox for this ‘feature’ to kick in.
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Remove All Pocket-Related Pop-ups from Firefox Quantum
While Pocket is a much-loved cross-platform reading tool, not everyone has a lot of use, and even if you do, the last thing you need is to be constantly distracted by your browser while you’re trying to finish a job. . If you want to stop Firefox nagging about Pocket, now you know how, so go ahead and eliminate all Pocket-related notifications from your super-fast Firefox Quantum.