Firefox 68 stable released and available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux with dark mode improvements to Reader View and other changes. The new Firefox version not only brought a new look for add-ons manager but displays recommendations also in Themes and Extensions in about:addons.
These recommendations are new and different from recommended extensions you’ve seen in the address bar before that are delivered via Context Feature Recommender (CFR).
In April 2019, Mozilla announced about the new “Recommended Extensions Program” and said through which they’ll roll out vetted extensions to users in the add-ons manager.
In latest Firefox version 68 if you visit add-ons manager, you’ll notice new “Recommended Extensions” and “Recommended Themes” in Extensions and Themes sections respectively. The fact is some of these can be seen in the “Recommendations” section also.
If Recommended Extensions and themes don’t make sense to you you can disable them from appearing, here is how.
1. Visit about:config
2. Search for “Recommendations”, click Toggle for the Pref
Do note this pref controls recommendations that appear in legacy add-ons manager also, so disabling new about:addons by toggling “extensions.
And the “Recommended Extensions as you browse” and “Recommend features as you browser” options in General Preferences are not for these recommendations they’re for contextual recommendations instead.