Firefox – How to remove Hello and Pocket

The steps below show how to completely disable the Firefox Hello and Pocket extensions that are bundled in Firefox.

Warning: these steps take you into the back-end configuration for Firefox, about:config. Be careful to only change the settings as instructed.

  1. In the address bar, type about:config and hit enter
  2. Click ‘I’ll be careful, I promise!’
  3. There are two settings you will need to disable.
  4. Use the search bar to search for loop.enabled
  5. Double click on the result below to change the value to false
  6. Now use the search bar to search for extensions.pocket.enabled
  7. Double click on the result below to change the value to false
  8. Now close Firefox – the next time you open Firefox you’ll be browsing Hello and Pocket free!

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