How to Disable Extension Recommendations in Firefox 68 Add-ons Manager
Mozilla today released Firefox 68, a new version of the popular browser. One of its new features is extension recommendations which appear in the add-ons manager. Here's how to disable extension recommendations if you are not happy to see them.
Firefox 68 comes with a redesigned add-ons manager which features a revamped look of the user interface, the ability to report extensions, and more. Instead of action buttons, there is a extension menu with the commands that allow to perform various actions for the current add-on.
You can open its options, disable, remove, or report the extension. By selecting the 'Report' command, you'll be able to specify what is exactly wrong with the current add-on and submit your report to Mozilla.
Also, the new extension manager displays recommendation for extensions. This feature introduces the Recommended Extensions Program launched by Mozilla with Firefox 68, which includes a set of extensions reviewed and chosen manually. The recommended extensions meet Mozilla's highest standards of quality. Here's how it looks.
To Disable Extension Recommendations in Firefox 68,
- Open a new tab in Mozilla Firefox.
about:configin the address bar. Confirm that you will be careful if a warning message appears for you.
- Enter the following text in the search box:
- Set the extensions.htmlaboutaddons.discover.enabled parameter to FALSE.
- Repeat the same for the extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled option.
- Restart the browser.
You are done!
Firefox 68 is a major release of the Quantum engine-powered browser. Since 2017, Firefox has the Quantum engine which comes with a refined user interface, codenamed "Photon". The browser doesn't include support for XUL-based add-ons any more, so all of the classic add-ons are deprecated and incompatible.
The key changes in Firefox 68 are as follows:
- Extension discovery and security improvements.
- Dark mode improvements reader view.
- Better protection against cryptomining and fingerprinting.
- Use of the BITS service on Windows for smarter updates in the background.
- Sync changes
The detailed change log for Firefox 68 can be found HERE.