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Gustav
Strollin' around
Status: In review

A less complex product will have less bugs.

The core of Firefox should only be the needed functionality to browse the web.

Additions that are built in like Pocket add additional code.

I my idea is that Firefox should split Pocket out from the Firefox executable and have it as an pre-installed extension which can be disabled by users or even removed if they do not want to have have it in their installation.

 

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igorlogius
Strollin' around

pocket, sync + telemetry.

All 3 should be addons ... and people should be able to choose if they want to use them.

+1

deniswise
New member

Pocket ads now cant be disabled in the latest firefox nightly as of Sat 26th.Mar.2022 even with about:config. HEY FIREFOX WE DID NOT COME TO YOUR BROWSER TO EAT ADS😐

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all, 

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

strcontest
New member

Pocket is useless. Just remove it from Firefox.

Gustav
Strollin' around

I understand that some might think that a certain service is useless for them, but that does not mean that it is useless for everyone.

In daily discussions we often generalize and call things bad, useless or other things based on our own view of the thing in question.

This suggestion to remove Pocket from the core of Firefox is not about it being useless, even though I don't use it myself and try to make it unable to run on my setup, but the point is that it should not be baked into the core of Firefox.

Let it become an extension. It can even be installed by default as long as it is possible for users that want to be able to remove it - as opposed to disable it. By removing it the code will not be running in the background.

I hope that this paradigm can be adopted for more things in the future where even perhaps other core features could be had as extension so that users are able to chose if they want them running or use a replacement by another developer that better caters to their specific group of users.

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

Gustav
Strollin' around

I'm glad that this idea has advanced to the review tier.

I hope that marketing people within Mozilla also get involved to see that there might be other advantageous possibilities for other partners when Firefox has a system for add-ons for partner collaboration like Pocket.

The important thing for me as a user is to get a stable and fast browser that is not encumbered with code in it's core for functions that are fluff and not used by a lager percentage of the user base.

I also understand that there is a monetary component to this where Pocket has paid to get their function built into Firefox - and I hope that this can be handled as an add-on within the current contract or that when the current contract expires that Mozilla only allows it to continue if the Pocket functionality is delivered as an add-on that can be removed by end-users.

 

 

ma77hiaz
Strollin' around

I totally agree, they should focus on the basic functionality and make Firefox a fast, efficient and convenient browser.

It's time to stop the user-base decline!

Hackgets
Making moves

Since Mozilla's resources are limited, keeping Firefox as simple as possible is necessary.

Hackgets
Making moves

I think Firefox Start is also a role of an extension.