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How to delete pre-installed Addons

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I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reason is there those addons can't be deleted by default? Not everyone wants google...

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I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reason is there those addons can't be deleted by default? Not everyone wants google... -see attached screenshot
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Then you may not have this plugin installed. You can check the media.gmp-widevinecdm prefs on the about:config page.

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FredMcD said

Web search; https://www.bing.com/search?q=remove+Widevine+Content+Decryption

I did that, your url only shows how to disable it not how to uninstall it.

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So how can i completly remove widevine from firefox not just disable but delete? Possible with about:config or editing files?

Modified by Firefox_Beginner

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The only way I know of to remove these is to install a custom version of Firefox, whether you make and compile it or not. I am not aware of any build that does this, but you may be able to find one

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andmagdo said

The only way I know of to remove these is to install a custom version of Firefox, whether you make and compile it or not. I am not aware of any build that does this, but you may be able to find one

Hmm, kali linux for exmaple comes with a pre installed firefox that doesn't have wedevine installed. I woonder if that is because its an old firefox version where wedevine was not yet implemented or if they removed it on purpose. Would be really nice if i can somehow get rid of it. Disable is not the same as Delete... A custom firefox build sounds interesting but also somewhat advanced, which im not. If i could edit some files that would be more "do-able".

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The Widevine plugin is installed in the gmp-widevinecdm folder and OpenH264 in the gmp-gmpopenh264 in the profile folder. You can possibly set the folder to read-only after clearing its content. You also need to disable DRM to prevent Firefox from reinstalling the plugin.

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cor-el said

The Widevine plugin is installed in the gmp-widevinecdm folder and OpenH264 in the gmp-gmpopenh264 in the profile folder. You can possibly set the folder to read-only after clearing its content. You also need to disable DRM to prevent Firefox from reinstalling the plugin.

I have no such folder named gmp-widevinecdm. Cant find it. When i search for widevine in the fire install directory there are no results.

But i made a screenshot of the folder i have, if thats any good.

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browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.advisoryURL https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/v4/advisory

browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.advisoryURL https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/v4/advisory

browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.lists goog-badbinurl-proto,goog-downloadwhite-proto,goog-phish-proto,googpub-phish-proto,goog-malware-proto,goog-unwanted-proto,goog-harmful-proto,goog-passwordwhite-proto

Any alternatives? Brave? I tryed finding alternatives but really cant find anything useful...

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You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

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cor-el said

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

in about:config i opened profile folder C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and searched for widevine, zero results.

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Then you may not have this plugin installed. You can check the media.gmp-widevinecdm prefs on the about:config page.

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Hmm, it says disabled but as i can still see it, must be still installed? I went to about:config and found it with your suggestion, result is below. Well i dont know if its fine as it is? when i set the visible parameter to false, it dissapears from settings. But nothing the less its still installed after all?

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How many about:_______ settings are there? So far i know these only:

about:addons about:preferences about:config about:profiles about:performance about:support

Any more important ones?

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andmagdo said

The only way I know of to remove these is to install a custom version of Firefox, whether you make and compile it or not. I am not aware of any build that does this, but you may be able to find one

Can i ask you a different question real quick, when you told me about googles savebrowsing alternative, brave url, you shared this link => safebrowsing2.brave.com any reason why this in particular instead of this safebrowsing.brave.com ? does the 2 make any difference?

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about:about lists all available about pages, even when they are added by an extension like about:sync.

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Firefox_Beginner said

andmagdo said

The only way I know of to remove these is to install a custom version of Firefox, whether you make and compile it or not. I am not aware of any build that does this, but you may be able to find one

Can i ask you a different question real quick, when you told me about googles savebrowsing alternative, brave url, you shared this link => safebrowsing2.brave.com any reason why this in particular instead of this safebrowsing.brave.com ? does the 2 make any difference?

safebrowsing.brave.com is for safebrowsing.googleapis.com safebrowsing2.brave.com is for safebrowsing.google.com

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Safebrowsing is for googleapis, safebrowsing2 is for google.

Google has two domains with the same subdomain name. brave has one domain, and to discriminate, they use 2 for the google

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You can possibly set these prefs on the about:config page:

  • browser.eme.ui.enabled = false
  • media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled = false
  • media.gmp-widevinecdm.visible = false
  • media.gmp-gmpopenh264.visible = false

Modified by cor-el