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how do I stop the constant stars coming out of the firefox symbol - please help - they are driving me crazy

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starting today when I clicked on firefox on my mac, there are blue stars constantly coming out of the firefox symbol and they are annoying and driving me crazy. How do I stop the constant stars coming from the firefox symbol? please help

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You can use these steps to disable the snippets on the about:home page:

  • Set the browser.aboutHomeSnippets.updateUrl pref to an empty string on the about:config page
  • Open about:home page in a tab
  • Open Web Console in this tab (Firefox menu button or Tools > Developer)
  • Run this command via the command prompt: gSnippetsMap.clear()
  • Close the tab with the about:home page
  • Close and restart Firefox