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How to remove the Feedback button from Firefox 4

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The new Firefox 4 Beta has a Feedback button; for some people, that may be an eyesore.

Some people have worse problems, like the one shown in the screenshot above. That's my default FF4 installation, by the way; I just ran it and got this, and it wouldn't budge even when I tried to customize it. The four rows of buttons stay. Only when I run it in Safe Mode it looks fine. Interesting.

Anyway, hopefully most of you have it running fine, and maybe you just want to get rid of that Feedback button. Here's how you do it:

  1. Click the Firefox button (top-left corner, unless you removed it using Sebastian's tutorial).
  2. Go to Customize > Add-ons.
  3. Locate the Test Pilot add-on.
  4. Click Disable.

Voila, no more Feedback button!

On a personal note, I must say I think disabling this button is a bad idea. Mozilla is running a top-notch usability testing program, and I think they deserve user feedback (because, after all, they just want to make a better browser for all of us). Still, if you really want to disable that button, now you can.

And now on to figuring out how to make those four rows of buttons disappear ...

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Tags: beta, browsertips, button, feedback, firefox

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