How to Enable or Disable Recommended Extensions in Firefox


Extensions are a type of add-on for Firefox that allows you to add new features to Firefox or modify existing ones.

Starting with Firefox 68, recommended extensions will now show on the Add-ons Manager (about:addons) page.

The Recommended Extensions program will make it easier for users to discover extensions that have been reviewed for security, functionality, and user experience.

In Firefox 68, you may begin to notice the first small batch of these recommendations in the Add-ons Manager. Recommendations will include star ratings and the number of users that currently have the extension installed. All extensions recommended in the Add-ons Manager are vetted through the Recommended Extensions program.

On addons.mozilla.org (AMO) starting July 11, Recommended extensions will receive special badging to indicate its inclusion in the program. Additionally, the AMO homepage will be updated to only display Recommended content, and AMO search results will place more emphasis on Recommended extensions.

See also: Changes in Firefox 68 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable recommended extensions on the Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: Recommended Extensions on Add-ons Manager page in Firefox
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Here's How:

1. Open Firefox.

2. Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, and click/tap on the I accept the risk button. (see screenshot below)

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3. Copy and paste extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled into the search box, and press Enter. (see screenshots below step 4)

4. Double click/tap on the extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled setting to change its value to true (enable - default) or false (disable) for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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5. You can now close this about:config tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn