Disable or re-enable Pocket for Firefox

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Pocket is a feature that's built into Firefox. You need to have a Pocket account in order to save articles with the Pocket Fx89PocketButton button, which is found in the Firefox toolbar.

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This article explains how to remove the Save to Pocket functionality in Firefox.

Note: If you just want to disable Pocket recommendations in your Firefox New Tab page, see Hide Pocket in your Firefox New Tab page.

Disable Save to Pocket for Firefox

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

Warning: Changing advanced preferences can affect Firefox's stability and security. This is recommended for advanced users only.

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page.
  2. Type pocket in the Search box.
  3. Click 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 Hide Pocket in your Firefox New Tab page.
Recommended by Pocket stories on the Firefox New Tab page is a feature currently available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. We're working to bring it to other countries.

Re-enable Save to Pocket for Firefox

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press EnterReturn.
    A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page.
  2. Type pocket in the Search box.
  3. Click the Toggle Fx71aboutconfig-ToggleButton button next to the extensions.pocket.enabled preference to toggle its value to true.

Hide the Pocket button in your toolbar

When Pocket is enabled, a Pocket button appears in the toolbar whenever you're on a page that can be saved. You can remove the Pocket button from the toolbar without disabling Pocket. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click the Pocket button(or right-click the button) and click on Remove from Toolbar.

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Restore the Pocket toolbar button

If you removed the Pocket button from the toolbar and you later want to bring it back:

  1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton, then click More tools and select Customize Toolbar…
  2. Drag and drop the Pocket button from the customization panel into your toolbar. To learn more about using this panel to customize Firefox, see Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

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