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How do I remove Amazon search

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I use firefox on my desktop and notebook so iwould like to use it on my new Acer A500 tablet. I would like to remove addons/widgets that I dont need such as Amazon and Twitter search addons. Can you tell me how to do this please?

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Let me know if there are more things we should add to the tablet article that would help:

https://support.mozilla.com/kb/getting-started-firefox-android-tablet-browser

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mluna
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Hi,

Yes, to remove them, do the following:

1. Tap the menu button in the upper right and select Add-ons. 2. Tap the Amazon.com listing on the add-ons screen and tap the Disable or Uninstall button, depending on what you want to do.

(Note: if your acer A500 uses the phone UI, you'll swipe left and tap the Gear button, then tap the puzzle piece to get to the add-ons page in step 1 above)

Thanks, Michelle

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Thanks for the quick response. I have tried your suggestion and I can "disable" the addon but not "uninstall" it. The "uninstall" option is greyed out.

Regards, Peter

mluna
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Hi,

Ah, you are correct, you can't uninstall the integrated search engines through the UI. You can only disable them. Sorry for the wrong info.

-Michelle

Question owner

Thanks again. I have had my tablet for a few days; its a steep learning curve. I expect everything to be like MS Windows :-)

Regards, Peter

mluna
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Chosen Solution

Let me know if there are more things we should add to the tablet article that would help:

https://support.mozilla.com/kb/getting-started-firefox-android-tablet-browser