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Not being shown stories recommended by Pocket

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On my work laptop, I disabled "Recommended by Pocket" to avoid distractions.

On my personal laptop, that setting is already enabled. But I never see any stories recommended by pocket when I open a new tab. What can I do about this?

On my work laptop, I disabled "Recommended by Pocket" to avoid distractions. On my personal laptop, that setting is already enabled. But I never see any stories recommended by pocket when I open a new tab. What can I do about this?

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Thanks, Terry. I was wondering whether you can help clear something up. I've never heard of a Pocket account before. Why would I need to sort a non-existent Pocket account on one laptop but not another? On neither laptop do I log into FireFox/Mozilla, either.

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"Recommended by Pocket" is limited to certain regions. Go to about:config in the address bar and change browser.search.region to US then restart the browser.

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Thanks for the suggestion, zeroknight, but it doesn't look like browser.search.region is the problem. It is set to CA on both the laptop that works and the one that doesn't.

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Try searching about:config for pocket and make sure all values are default.

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Make sure browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories is set to true.

If you are signed into your account on both computers, you can stop this setting from syncing by changing services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories to false.