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How to show more extensions to Firefox add-on page results [Tip]

The Firefox add-on page has a search box that you can enter keywords in to search for extensions. Click on Get Add-ons and enter a keyword in the search box, and then a list of extensions is shown as in the shot below. Note that list only includes a limited number of extensions, and some versions of Firefox might only show you as a few as five. However, you can increase the number of add-ons shown in the search result page.

about config3 [1]Enter about:config in the Firefox address bar to open the page below. Then locate the following setting: extension.getAddons.maxResults. Enter getAddons in the Search bar to find it.

about config4 [2]

Now click on extension.getAddons.maxResults to open the window in the shot below. Delete the current number in that window, and replace it with an alternative. Enter a higher number to include more add-ons in the search results, and click OK to close the window.

about config2 [3]

Now return to the add-on page, select Get Add-ons and enter a keyword in the search box. The search result page will now shown a larger number of matching add-ons than before as in the shot below. Click on the Install buttons to add the extensions to Firefox.

about config [4]

So now you can find more extensions on your Firefox add-on page. That’s just one Firefox setting you can adjust from the about:config page. This thread on the dotTech forum [5] provides some extra about:config details.