How to remove the Mate-Firefox welcome screen from Firefox

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 21.10

I've recently installed Ubuntu Mate and I love it. I use firefox as my primary browser. Ubuntu Mate uses a custom type of Firefox theme/package which opens the Mate welcome screen at start-up. I like it but I'd rather use the default Firefox.

Is there any way I can install the normal firefox on my Ubuntu-mate?

I'm new to this forum and don't know how this site works.

Welcome, to Ubuntu MATE community, @Someone !

You can override such behavior by removing two files using terminal commands:

sudo rm -v /usr/lib/firefox/ubuntumate.cfg /usr/lib/firefox/defaults/pref/all-ubuntumate.js

and then restart Firefox.

Please note, that we do not pin/lock the ubuntu-mate-default-settings corresponding package version, so you should apply the above fix again when Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS will be released.

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Thanks @Norbert_X

It seems to be working. How can I mark your answer as accepted? As you already know I am from Ask Ubuntu, so don't how this forum works.