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The Add-on manager in Firefox now has a “Get Add-ons” option, which displays five recommended add-ons for you to download. In this guide you’ll learn how to increase that number; thus, improving your chances of finding really helpful add-ons.

Don’t have Firefox 3? Get it here.

Increase the Number of Recommended Add-ons

This tip is really simple to follow and requires you to do the following:

  1. Type about:config into the address bar and press enter
  2. Agree to be careful
  3. Type extensions.getAddons.maxResults into the filter field
  4. Double click on the result and change the value from 5 to a higher number (8 maximum)

Increase the Number of Recommended Add-ons Firefox 3 Displays 2

Firefox 3’s Recommended Add-ons Before

Increase the Number of Recommended Add-ons Firefox 3 Displays 1

Firefox 3’s Recommended Add-ons After

Increase the Number of Recommended Add-ons Firefox 3 Displays 3

Now pat yourself on the shoulder and enjoy your day!



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Comments

  • Sam

    How do you know all this stuff????

  • Sam

    How do you know all this stuff????

  • WinDoze

    seriously dude, HOW??

  • WinDoze

    seriously dude, HOW??

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  • Milo Alvarez

    Now I will have too many plugins!!! Oh well I really like this tip — one of the best here and yet so simple!

  • Milo Alvarez

    Now I will have too many plugins!!! Oh well I really like this tip — one of the best here and yet so simple!

  • Hi webmaster!

  • Hi webmaster!

  • Serene

    Simple, but cool tip

  • Serene

    Simple, but cool tip

  • Diesel

    Nice :) :) :)

  • Diesel

    Nice :) :) :)

  • Dominic

    I’m gonna try this now because I love finding new and useful add-ons

  • Dominic

    I’m gonna try this now because I love finding new and useful add-ons

  • Anon

    What’s the point? More clutter for your already bloated browser

  • Anon

    What’s the point? More clutter for your already bloated browser

  • Collen C

    Thanks… I knew you could do this.. just didn’t know how.

  • Collen C

    Thanks… I knew you could do this.. just didn’t know how.

  • Stephen Alvarez

    Surprisingly useful

  • Stephen Alvarez

    Surprisingly useful

  • adel phakye

    Thanks for the advice, do you know how to stop the automatic virus check?

  • adel phakye

    Thanks for the advice, do you know how to stop the automatic virus check?

  • @Adel – Do the following:

    Type about:config in the Firefox address bar
    Now filter the following browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone
    Set the parameter to False

  • @Adel – Do the following:

    1. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar
    2. Now filter the following browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone
    3. Set the parameter to False
  • Thanks for your comments everyone!

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