When we view the World Wide Web, we all do it through a browser. Often when we view the web and have the sluggish performance, we assume that it comes down to our computers hardware not doing its part, or we have not cleaned the system in a while, and it is becoming full of all sorts of bad things that we wish would just delete themselves. Seldom do we think about the role that our browser play in all of this, and the browser can make a big difference.
Mozilla makes a great web browser that is packed with features and if you have a computer with expensive hardware then no doubt your computer can handle what Mozilla asks of it. I have a good friend who is always using the Mozilla browser, and I am sure it is got something to do with the features. I prefer sticking with what is quickest, and that is why I use Google Chrome.
If you are someone who likes to use Mozilla, and you notice that it is not as quick as what you would hope for it to be on your computer, then you might want to think about disabling the Firefox Hello and Pocket in Mozilla Firefox browser. As the name suggests, Mozilla Hello is about making video and voice connections online. The Pocket feature in Mozilla is all about saving web pages for later or what people might know as bookmarking but in Mozilla’s unique way.
There are a couple of ways that people can disable the Pocket and Hello features by Mozilla. One of the ways is to install this extension that disables Hello, Pocket, Reader+ and WebRTC bloatware. However, not all people like the sounds of installing something extra to turn something off. For all those people there is the guide below to disable Hello and Pocket manually instead.
Changing The Mozilla Firefox Browser Settings
- During the guide, you are going to be changing some of the browser configuration which can void the warranty and create problems if you change the wrong options. Make sure you do not adjust anything that our guide does not tell you to adjust to make sure your Firefox browser does not start playing up.
Disabling the Firefox Hello and Pocket using Mozilla web browsers
1. Open the Firefox web browser and type about:config.
2. Type loop.enabled into the search bar and it brings up the following screen.
3. Double-click the mouse on the blue bar that is there when you hover over it, and it changes the value to false.
That is all you need to disable the Firefox Hello manually from the configuration settings. Now you need to turn off the Firefox Pocket separately by doing the following:
1. Type about:config into the address bar again and agree that you will be careful.
2. Scroll down the list until you get to extensions.pocket.enabled and then hover the mouse over it.
3. Double-click the mouse on it and the value changes to false so that Pocket is officially disabled.
4. Close the Mozilla Firefox web browser and it is complete.
In conclusion, that is how to turn off Firefox Hello and Firefox Pocket in the Mozilla Firefox web browser manually and by installing an extension if you prefer that method. You should find that your favorite browser is now debloated and ready to use quicker than before.