Disable Pocket in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox now comes with Pocket web app integrated well into its interface. You can use access Pocket from the Firefox toolbar and save currently open web page in your Pocket account for reading later in your leisure time. This is not really very much different from installing the Pocket extension in Firefox. This is why some of the users are feeling as if Mozilla is forcing them to use Pocket by integrating it into the main Firefox interface. If you are one of those users who do not like the idea of Pocket becoming the default read-it-later app for Firefox, then you can choose to disable it altogether.

In order to disable Pocket from Firefox for desktop completely, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Firefox browser and type about:config in the address bar.
  2. You will see a warning page telling you to be careful with changing the settings. Click on the I’ll be careful, I promise button to proceed.Firefox Pocket
  3. You will see a list of all the settings for Firefox and extensions. In the search box, type pocket.enabled to narrow down the settings we are interested in.
  4. Locate the setting named browser.pocket.enabled, double-click on it to change its value from true to false.Firefox Pocket
  5. Close all the open Firefox windows, wait a few seconds and then restart it once again. You will see Pocket has completely disappeared from Firefox.

Conclusion: Pocket is a great tool to save articles for reading them later, but pushing it on to all Firefox users may not be liked by everyone. Fortunately, its very easy to disable Pocket from Firefox.