Firefox: Remove Mozilla Video window on Startup page

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  1. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    #1 Antilope, Feb 4, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
    Firefox: Remove Mozilla Announcements / Video window on Startup page.

    From time to time Mozilla places announcements and a video window on the Firefox
    Startup page.

    Here is how to prevent those announcements and video window from appearing.

    In Linux or Windows 10, Firefox:

    In the Firefox URL field type:

    about:config and press ENTER.

    Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

    In the search field type: snippets

    locate the following string:

    browser.aboutHomeSnippets.updateUrl

    double-click on above string.

    clear the URL in the "Enter string value" popup window.

    click OK

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    On the Firefox Menu Bar click:

    Help, Troubleshooting Information,

    On the page that opens scroll down to:

    Application Basics, Profile Folder, click "Show Folder" button.

    A window showing Firefox folders will appear.

    click on /storage folder

    click on /permanent folder

    Leave this folder window open.

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    Using the Firefox Hamburger Menu icon in Firefox (the 3-Line Icon on upper right) "EXIT Firefox" using the circle-with-a-line-through-the-top icon on bottom-right of popup menu.

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    Go back to the open folders window.

    now delete the /moz-safe-about+home folder

    Close folder window.

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    Now restart Firefox and the Mozilla announcements / Video window should be gone from the Firefox Startup page.
     
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  2. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Or just do not use the stupid start page. :)
     
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