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CharlesEF
 
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Post Posted December 11th, 2017, 1:54 pm

I HATE the 'Recommended by Pocket' link. As far as I'm concerned it has no business being there in the first place. Is there a way to remove it? Or do I have to remove Firefox instead?

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Post Posted December 11th, 2017, 2:36 pm

Are you asking about the Recommended by Pocket on the new tab page? If so, click the gear icon in the upper right of the new tab page and uncheck "Recommended by Pocket" and any other items you do not wish to see. Click Done when done.
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Post Posted December 11th, 2017, 6:09 pm

If you want to disable Pocket completely,
  1. In the location bar, enter the following:
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    about:config?filter=extensions.pocket.enabled
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the search results, double-click extensions.pocket.enabled to set it to false.

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Post Posted December 13th, 2017, 2:03 pm

I changed the config entry 'about:config?filter=extensions.pocket.enabled' to false, restarted FF but the link is still on the FF home page.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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Post Posted December 13th, 2017, 2:52 pm

I'm assuming smsmith's solution isn't good enough.

Here is how to hide the pocket section behind the gear icon on the new tab page.

Code: Select all
/* Firefox userContent.css */

@-moz-document url-prefix("about:home") {
  div.options.disabled + section {
    display: none !important;
  }
}

http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserContent.css

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Post Posted December 27th, 2017, 2:02 pm

Well, I created the 'chrome' directory and then created 'userContent.css' inside that new directory. I then copy and pasted the CSS code you posted. I then restarted FF but that crappy 'Recommended by Pocket' link is still there.

I think I will just un-install FF and be done with it. I have not been happy with FF for many years so this is the last straw.


Thanks for the suggestion,

Charles

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Post Posted December 27th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Pocket is an extension and it can be removed. The icon should disappear when the extension file is removed.
You can either find it under your profile in a folder called features or extensions or in some similar folder inside of Windows OS.
Opening about:config and typing pocket in the search block allows finding all pocket related items which can usually be dealt with as mentioned by Ginger Bread Man,
If you do not want the Firefox provided homepage this can also be dealt with easily.

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Post Posted December 27th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Try this:

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/* Firefox userContent.css */

@-moz-document url-prefix("about:home"),
url-prefix("about:newtab") {
  div.options + section {
    display: none !important;
  }
}

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Post Posted December 29th, 2017, 11:37 am

I will try the new CSS and post back. Just to be clear, the 'Recommended by Pocket' that I'm talking about is a series of 3 links found on the default FF new tab page(home page?), the first page to display when you load FF, in my case. I'm not talking about the Pocket extension found in the toolbar.

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Post Posted December 29th, 2017, 6:50 pm

Here is an image showing the pocket section.

https://postimg.cc/image/4tw3jmmgt/

The css tweak hides the pocket section behind the gear icon on the about:home and about:newtab pages for me.

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