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Is there a way to turn on Recommended by Pocket section in homepage, i can see "Top Sites" and "Highlights" sections on the homepage but i would also like to see recommended by Pocket section. My Firefox Version is 60.0.2 (64-bit) and i am using linux.

Is there a way to turn on Recommended by Pocket section in homepage, i can see "Top Sites" and "Highlights" sections on the homepage but i would also like to see recommended by Pocket section. My Firefox Version is 60.0.2 (64-bit) and i am using linux.
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hi, you can enable the recommendations by pocket in the new tab page regardless of your location like this:

enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories. double-click it and change its value to true.

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Pkshadow 1070 solutions 14836 answers

Hi if notice when open a New Tab there is a small Cog Wheel in the upper Right Corner of the Screen. Click on that and you should find it.

Hi if notice when open a New Tab there is a small Cog Wheel in the upper Right Corner of the Screen. Click on that and you should find it.
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Pkshadow said

Hi if notice when open a New Tab there is a small Cog Wheel in the upper Right Corner of the Screen. Click on that and you should find it.

Yes i have checked that and i can't find the option there, check the screenshot.

''Pkshadow [[#answer-1122513|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi if notice when open a New Tab there is a small Cog Wheel in the upper Right Corner of the Screen. Click on that and you should find it. </blockquote> Yes i have checked that and i can't find the option there, check the screenshot.
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the-edmeister
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Might be due to you using the Ubuntu build of Firefox.

Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter. Accept the warning message. Then type pocket in the Search field at the top. See if extensions.pocket.enabled exists and is set to True. Or see if extensions.pocket.api exists as a pref.

Might be due to you using the Ubuntu build of Firefox. Type '''about:config''' in the URL bar and hit Enter. ''Accept the warning message.'' Then type '''pocket''' in the Search field at the top. See if '''extensions.pocket.enabled''' exists and is set to '''True'''. Or see if '''''extensions.pocket.api''''' exists as a pref.
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Might be due to you using the Ubuntu build of Firefox. Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter. Accept the warning message. Then type pocket in the Search field at the top. See if extensions.pocket.enabled exists and is set to True. Or see if extensions.pocket.api exists as a pref.

Yes that exists and is set to true, see the screenshot. I don't know what is wrong with the settings.

''the-edmeister [[#answer-1122641|said]]'' <blockquote> Might be due to you using the Ubuntu build of Firefox. Type '''about:config''' in the URL bar and hit Enter. ''Accept the warning message.'' Then type '''pocket''' in the Search field at the top. See if '''extensions.pocket.enabled''' exists and is set to '''True'''. Or see if '''''extensions.pocket.api''''' exists as a pref. </blockquote> Yes that exists and is set to true, see the screenshot. I don't know what is wrong with the settings.
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According to my info, "Recommended by Pocket" entries on the New Tab page as well as Pocket Stories are currently available in the United States, Canada and Germany only. Hence even when using English (en-US) Firefox outside of these countries, you won’t see them.

Customize the New Tab page
Hide or display content in New Tab
Pocket Recommendations in Firefox FAQ

According to my info, "Recommended by Pocket" entries on the New Tab page as well as Pocket Stories are currently available in the United States, Canada and Germany only. Hence even when using English (en-US) Firefox outside of these countries, you won’t see them. [[Customize the New Tab page]]<br> [[Hide or display content in New Tab]]<br> [https://help.getpocket.com/article/1142-firefox-new-tab-recommendations Pocket Recommendations in Firefox FAQ]

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According to my info, "Recommended by Pocket" entries on the New Tab page as well as Pocket Stories are currently available in the United States, Canada and Germany only. Hence even when using English (en-US) Firefox outside of these countries, you won’t see them. Customize the New Tab page
Hide or display content in New Tab
Pocket Recommendations in Firefox FAQ

I am disappointed to hear that. I am from India, Firefox is my primary browser, i was really frustrated about why i can use "Recommended by Pocket" in Chrome and not in Firefox.

''Tonnes [[#answer-1122866|said]]'' <blockquote> According to my info, "Recommended by Pocket" entries on the New Tab page as well as Pocket Stories are currently available in the United States, Canada and Germany only. Hence even when using English (en-US) Firefox outside of these countries, you won’t see them. [[Customize the New Tab page]]<br> [[Hide or display content in New Tab]]<br> [https://help.getpocket.com/article/1142-firefox-new-tab-recommendations Pocket Recommendations in Firefox FAQ] </blockquote> I am disappointed to hear that. I am from India, Firefox is my primary browser, i was really frustrated about why i can use "Recommended by Pocket" in Chrome and not in Firefox.

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hi, you can enable the recommendations by pocket in the new tab page regardless of your location like this:

enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories. double-click it and change its value to true.

hi, you can enable the recommendations by pocket in the new tab page regardless of your location like this: enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named '''browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories'''. double-click it and change its value to '''true'''.
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philipp said

hi, you can enable the recommendations by pocket in the new tab page regardless of your location like this: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories. double-click it and change its value to true.

Thanks, that solved my problem

''philipp [[#answer-1123252|said]]'' <blockquote> hi, you can enable the recommendations by pocket in the new tab page regardless of your location like this: enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named '''browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories'''. double-click it and change its value to '''true'''. </blockquote> Thanks, that solved my problem
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