New tab in Firefox don’t show previously visited websites in thumbnails

How To Change The New Tab Behavior In Firefox

1.  Hide the thumbnails

  • Click on the square icon to the upper right of that New Tab page – this hides the thumbnail pictures and your choice is supposed to be remembered even after you restart Firefox.
  • Note that the square icon remains displayed – if you click it again the thumbnail pictures will reappear on New Tab pages.

2.  How to make a blank page on New Tab

You can do this by setting the New Tab page to just open a blank page instead:

  • Open Firefox, in the address bar (URL) type about:config, press Enter.
  • Click the “I’ll be careful I Promise” warning button (if it appears) – a long list of preferences used in Firefox is displayed.
  • type newtab to narrow down the list to only display preferences containing that text.
  • Double click the browser.newtab.url entry and change the String Value text to about:blank (default is about:newtab).
  • Close Firefox and reopen it – now, whenever you open a new tab it should just display a blank page.

3.  Change New Tab to open your favorite website

  • Open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar (URL), press Enter.
  • Click the “I’ll be careful I Promise” warning button (if it appears) – a long list of preferences used in Firefox is displayed.
  • Type newtab to narrow down the list to only display preferences containing that text.
  • Double click the browser.newtab.url entry and change the String Value text to your chosen website address (URL) e.g. www.google.com (the default is about:newtab).
  • Now, whenever you open a New Tab it will open your chosen website.

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