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I have searched around and found multiple sites which make it sound extremely simple to do it: Go to about:config, search for extensions.pocket.enabled, and set to false. Doing this had no effect on the behavior of my browser. Why does this not work? What is my next recourse? Browser version: 67.0.4 64-bit, running on MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with Mac OS 10.14.4.

I have searched around and found multiple sites which make it sound extremely simple to do it: Go to about:config, search for extensions.pocket.enabled, and set to false. Doing this had no effect on the behavior of my browser. Why does this not work? What is my next recourse? Browser version: 67.0.4 64-bit, running on MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with Mac OS 10.14.4.

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You can opt out of this feature - see  :

https://help.getpocket.com/article/1149-firefox-home-layout-study-faq

(you'll have to scroll down to the bottom "How to Opt Out")

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philipp
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hi, toggling that about:config key is not the proper way to disable pocket recommendations on the default new tab page. instead, click on the gear icon on the top right of the new tab page and disable the pocket recommendations in the settings.

https://help.getpocket.com/article/1142-firefox-new-tab-recommendations-faq

hi, toggling that about:config key is not the proper way to disable pocket recommendations on the default new tab page. instead, click on the gear icon on the top right of the new tab page and disable the pocket recommendations in the settings. https://help.getpocket.com/article/1142-firefox-new-tab-recommendations-faq
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Philipp --

Thanks for your attempt to help. However I had already seen and tried that method.

When I click the gear there is no "Recommended by Pocket" option there. Both a visual scan of all of the options down the left side of the window, and a search for "pocket" or "recommended" turns up nothing that would allow me to affect the behavior. I am attaching a screen shot of the completely empty search results when I search for "pocket".

-- Bob

Philipp -- Thanks for your attempt to help. However I had already seen and tried that method. When I click the gear there is no "Recommended by Pocket" option there. Both a visual scan of all of the options down the left side of the window, and a search for "pocket" or "recommended" turns up nothing that would allow me to affect the behavior. I am attaching a screen shot of the completely empty search results when I search for "pocket". -- Bob
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philipp
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strange, you could also try toggling "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories" to false in about:config...

strange, you could also try toggling "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories" to false in about:config...
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cor-el
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See also:

  • browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket
See also: *browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket
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browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket false

Still no change.

browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket false Still no change.
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McCoy
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bob_fischer said

Doing this had no effect on the behavior of my browser.

Hello bob_fisher,

Just curious, but what behavior are you referring to ?

''bob_fischer [[#question-1264051|said]]'' <blockquote> Doing this had no effect on the behavior of my browser. </blockquote> Hello bob_fisher, Just curious, but what behavior are you referring to ?
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Hello McCoy -- I am trying to disable the "Recommended by Pocket" that appears on all new tabs. To summarize, I have tried:

(about:preferences) disable pocket recommendations in settings [I do not have any entries related to pocket in about preferences]

(about:config) extensions.pocket.enabled, set to false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories set to false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket set to false

Hello McCoy -- I am trying to disable the "Recommended by Pocket" that appears on all new tabs. To summarize, I have tried: (about:preferences) disable pocket recommendations in settings [I do not have any entries related to pocket in about preferences] (about:config) extensions.pocket.enabled, set to false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories set to false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.section.highlights.includePocket set to false
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cor-el
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See also: *https://help.getpocket.com/article/1142-firefox-new-tab-recommendations-faq
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McCoy
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You can opt out of this feature - see  :

https://help.getpocket.com/article/1149-firefox-home-layout-study-faq

(you'll have to scroll down to the bottom "How to Opt Out")

You can opt out of this feature - see : https://help.getpocket.com/article/1149-firefox-home-layout-study-faq (you'll have to scroll down to the bottom "How to Opt Out")
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