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How to Turn Off The New Health Report Feature in Firefox on Windows

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Firefox 21 was just released and introduced a new feature which submits data to Mozilla by default. Here is to disable it.

How to Turn Off The New Health Report Feature in Firefox on Windows

Open Firefox and click on the “Firefox” menu, from here expand the Options menu item and select Options again.

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You will then need to switch over to the Advanced section.

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Here you will need to switch over to the Data Choices tab and then uncheck the option to “Enable Firefox Health Report” as seen in the screenshot below.

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  • Wisewiz

    Really interesting, htg. Thanks. I didn't know yet another form of phoning-home had been added to the latest Firefox.

    The thing that occurred to me immediately was this: I have four computers running FF. The four copies of FF are synced (by FF-internal syncing -- not talking about file syncing between comps on my home network). I'm wondering whether turning off the Health-reporting function on one comp will turn it off on the others. My guess is NO, but I haven't tried it (and given it a while with FF open on all machines) yet. Has anybody? Results? How about the effect on mobile devices of turning it off on the home-base machine?

    Guess there's homework to be done.

  • Michael McLeod

    Maybe it's time to switch to the "Opera" browser. I and my family have been using it for almost 10 years now and I haven't found any other browser that I like as much!Michael

  • Wisewiz

    When someone asks for suggestions for improving the performance of his Buick, telling him to buy a Ford really isn't helpful. I don't doubt for a minute that you're happy with Opera, but millions and millions more are using Firefox, and they need information like that supplied by HTG when new FF issues arise. Just as we try to gently discourage those whose answer to every Windows issue is "switch to Linux," we may need to post reminders from time to time that alternative programs or OSs are not what people are seeking unless they explicitly ask for them.

    End of sermon. Amen.

  • Michael McLeod

    My suggestion was based on the fact that many people don't know there even is another browser which may better meet their needs. If you are not happy with the Firefox browser it might be worthwhile to consider a change. On the other hand if you don't want to go through the trouble of learning another browser and just want to fix this one problem then that is what you should do. My post was only to inform as many people have never heard of the "Opera" browser. I think information is what forums are all about. And I have learned greatly from them. Michael

  • Wisewiz

    Okay. Your good; my bad. I AM aware, of course, that most of the PC users in the world use MSIE and don't know of any good reason not to. And they use it only because it comes with Windows, and they do very little to modify what came on the computers they buy. Kinda sad, really. Getting information into the hands (heads) of the information-impoverished is a Good Thing.

    Wisewiz.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 05/27/13

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