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How do I remove Pocket from Firefox entirely? On 26 July 2021

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  • Last reply by bicyclz

Been using FF since 2005ish. (Me 1946) Latest version (90.0.2 (64-bit) annoys me greatly because I can't remove the unwanted 'Pocket' BS. I've followed several online 'advices' on this, including this site, & still it persists.

FF is getting like IE IMO, with all the awkwardness to remove unwanted Bloatware. For an 'Ordinary User'. Could some knowledgeable FF user please explain, in language I can understand, English, but not very Tech Savvy) how I remove Pocket from the browser Thanks.

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This Article should be able to help you remove the save to pocket feature. You can also see how to hide pocket recommendations in your new tab page here.

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Thanks Scott for your response, but I already tried your suggestion. Does not work for me. If I cannot remove it I don't want FF. Hiding it is simply using my resources, but avoiding looking at them. Not a solution for me.

Me looking at Waterfox currently.

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I have never seen pocket. I have the following preference in about:config marked false. Open a new tab and enter about:config in the urlbar. I don't use the new tab page either which may make a difference (I use about:blank). extensions.pocket.enabled

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When you disable pocket (about:config => extensions.pocket.enabled = false) then the initialization code isn't run, so there should not be extra memory used or extra time spend when you start Firefox.

  • browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories = false
  • browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.system.topstories = false

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OK. I marked this as 'Solved'. But it isn't actually. When I do a restart the Pocket rubbish re-appears. That's it for me. Firefox is bloated with irrelevant 'additions' & I want no more of it. Years ago I stopped using MS loaded browsers for that reason. Sad to find FF using the same path to mediocrity & irrelevance.

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