Disable or re-enable Pocket for Firefox

Pocket is a feature that's built into Firefox. You need to have a Pocket account in order to save articles with the Pocket button Pocket button which is found in the address bar. Learn more about how to remove this Save to Pocket functionality.

This article explains how to remove the Save to Pocket functionality in Firefox. If you’re looking how to disable Pocket’s recommendations in the New Tab, click here.

Disable Save to Pocket for Firefox

To turn off the Save to Pocket functionality in Firefox follow these steps:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click I accept the risk!Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Type "pocket" in the Search box above the list of preferences.
  3. Double-clickClick the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to the extensions.pocket.enabled preference to toggle its value to false.
Note: Disabling Pocket does not remove Recommended by Pocket entries on the New Tab page. If you would also like to remove those Pocket recommendations, see How to hide Pocket in your new Firefox tab.

Re-enable Save to Pocket for Firefox

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click I accept the risk!Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Type "pocket" in the Search box above the list of preferences.
  3. Double-clickClick the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to the extensions.pocket.enabled preference to toggle its value to true.

Hide the Pocket button in your Address Bar

When Pocket is enabled, a Pocket button appears in the address bar whenever you're on a page that can be saved. You can remove the Pocket button from the address bar without disabling Pocket.

  1. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click the Pocket button (or right-click the button) and click on Remove from Address Bar.
    Fx57Pocket-Remove-from-addressbar
  2. Pocket will remain enabled and the Page Actions (three-dot) menu will still include a Pocket entry so you can bring this button back at any time.

Remove Save to Pocket similar story recommendations

If you prefer not to see similar stories when you click to save to Pocket, you can turn this feature off.

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click I accept the risk!Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Type "pocket" in the Search box.
  3. Click the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to the extensions.pocket.onSaveRecs preference to toggle its value to false.
  4. Restart Firefox

You will no longer see article suggestions when you save links to your Pocket account.

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