Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory

Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory
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Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later. But if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory.

Sadly, the process isn’t as simple as uninstalling an extension or toggling a checkbox in settings. To disable Pocket Integration (or to just use the actual add-on, whichever you prefer), you have to dive into our old friend, about:config. Here’s how:

  1. Type about:config in the browser’s address bar and hit the enter-key afterwards.
  2. Confirm that you will be careful if the prompt appears.
  3. Search for browser.pocket.enabled.
  4. Double-click on the preference to toggle its state from true to false.

Of course, if you use Pocket and are looking forward to its integration with Firefox, then you can skip all of this and enjoy it — the feature is live now in Beta and Nightly versions, and will make it to Live with the next major Firefox release. However, if you’d like the option instead of having it enabled by default or would rather save the RAM for other things, it’s not too difficult to turn off.

How to disable Pocket in Firefox [Ghacks]


  • Does it really use up that much memory? Pocket is great anyway, so I won’t be complaining.

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