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By default, Mozilla Firefox shows you a selection of news stories from around the web (called “Recommended by Pocket”) on its Firefox Home page. If you’d prefer to turn those recommendations off, Mozilla makes it easy. Here’s how.

First, open Firefox. On your Firefox Home page, click the “gear” icon in the upper-right corner of the page. This opens Firefox Options.

On the Options screen, scroll down until you see the section labeled “Firefox Home Content.” Uncheck the box beside “Recommended By Pocket.”

Uncheck "Recommended by Pocket" in Firefox Options.

If you want an even simpler Firefox Home page, you can also uncheck options such as “Top Sites,” “Highlights,” and “Snippets” on this same page.

After that, close the Options tab and open a new Firefox Home window. You should see a cleaner-looking page without the Pocket recommendations. Happy browsing!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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