Firefox Hello is the new online chat feature being offered by Mozilla Firefox web browser. This feature does not require any plugins and users can chat with any other person who is using a web browser that supports WebRTC like Opera, Chrome or Firefox itself. This new feature is enabled by default in the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and you can start the Firefox Hello conversations by clicking on the small smiley button in the toolbar. But as with everything else, not everyone is going to use this new feature from Firefox. And those who are never going to use it, might want to disable it from their copies of Firefox. Here is a simple trick to disable Firefox Hello from :
- First of all, type about:config in the Firefox address bar (where you type the website addresses) and press Enter.
- This will show you some sort of warning and warranty, you can click on the I’ll be careful, I promise button to proceed.
- This will open a list of configurable settings for Firefox browser. To narrow down the settings we want, type loop.enabled in the Search box.
- When the loop.enabled setting appears, you can double-click on it to toggle its value from true to false. When this setting is changed to false, the Firefox Hello feature shall be disabled.
- You have to close and restart your Firefox web browser for the changes to take effect. So close all the open Firefox windows, wait 10 seconds and then restart Firefox once again. You will see that smiley Hello icon from Firefox toolbar has disappeared.
Conclusion: Firefox Hello provides a plugin free WebRTC online chat feature that is built inside the web browser. But if you are not going to use it in the foreseeable future, then you can easily disable it easily in five seconds.