Disable or remove Add-ons

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Extensions, themes, and plugins are all types of add-ons for Firefox. This article describes how to disable and remove add-ons in Firefox.

How to disable extensions, themes, and plugins

Disabling an add-on will turn it off without removing it:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox buttonOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menuAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.

  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance or Plugins panel.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance or Plugins panel.
  3. Select the add-on you wish to disable.
  4. Click its Disable button.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

To re-enable the add-on, find it in the list of Add-ons and click Enable, then restart Firefox if required.

How to disable extensions and themes

Disabling an extension or theme will turn it off without removing it:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox buttonOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menuAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.

  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Select the add-on you wish to disable.
  4. Click its Disable button.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

To re-enable the add-on, find it in the list of Add-ons and click Enable, then restart Firefox if required.

How to disable plugins

Disabling a plugin will turn it off without removing it:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox buttonOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menuAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.

  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.
  3. Select the plugin you wish to disable.
  4. Select Never Activate in its drop-down menu.

To re-enable the plugin, find it in the list of Plugins and select Always Activate in its drop-down menu.

How to remove extensions and themes

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox buttonOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menuAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.

  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Select the add-on you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

How to uninstall plugins

Most plugins come with their own uninstallation utilities. For help uninstalling a certain plugin, go to the list of plugins articles and select the article for the plugin you want to uninstall.

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