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Making moves
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The current Firefox homepage/new tab page is quite minimal:


I think there's an opportunity to make it look better and have functionality like the other browsers do

  • Include stats about blocked ads/trackers etc - Since FF is privacy focused, why not display info from about:protections front and center instead of hiding it!
  •  Wallpaper (optional please!). Maybe users could set their own or FF could randomly show some
  • Calendar or other widgets. Brave shows a clock (which is kinda redundant)
  • Weather (if user allows location access)
  • Some Firefox feeds/ticker. You could have "Did you know"s or good news stories about what Mozilla is doing/how they're helping the world. Could also advertise Mozilla VPN or T-shirts! Kodi (used to be XBMC) has one of these tickers.

Brave's new tab page below incl number of trackers/ads blocked, bandwidth and time saved:



Kodi RSS/news ticker:


Firefox's about:protections sadly not being shown off!



New member

Firefox is a great browser, I really enjoy it. It has great safety features that no other browser offers.

However, I feel Firefox could have some more customization features added. I am a firm supporter of home page background photos. It just adds an extra level of customization and personality to a browser and it should be added now or in the near future.

If I am not explaining this correctly: The default photos Google and Microsoft Edge offer to put behind their logos on the home page before you search something up.

Familiar face

You mentioned widgets and I instantly imagined something like this:

Frame 1.png

It's a very rough mockup, but the idea is that the home page is a customizable grid and there are widgets, provided by Firefox and extentions. Much like the widgets on Android. That would allow

  • to save clicks to do something (for example, open one of the closed tabs or unstash tabs)
  • users to have what they need on the main page (whether it's news, clock, jokes of the day, RSS or bookmarks)
  • extension developers to make widgets to further increase productivity and add other actions/information related to their extension functionality
Making moves

Disagree with this ✖️

Keep Firefox clean and simple, but highly customisable settings ✔️

I don't want any distractions on the new tab page / homepage, secondly, all those things could be achieved using an add-on.

Perhaps as a compromise, offer those in the add-ons homepage by mozilla themselves.

Although saying that, since the privacy dashboard is already available, that would be nice to have, again as a customisable option.

Not applicable

Disagree. I think this kind of customization is the role of extensions.

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Community Manager

Let's chat about improving the Firefox new tab...

A Product Manager from our Firefox Desktop team has just kicked off a discussion here in the community about this very topic:

Let's Chat About the Firefox New Tab Page! 

Please feel free to join and share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you and continuing to collaborate with you all 🙌

-The Community Team


Status changed to: In review
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Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea (along with 'Wallpaper in new tab') has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

New member

Implement a custom new tab. I have never see any other browser have this and i genuinely dont understand why. I have to use extensions that arent always the best. It is 100% a easy thing to implement, Please add this.

New member

 A clock, news section, some transparencies, some things like that.

Many browsers include the power to give a background and a fresher presentation to the home page and new tabs I think that firefox should not be left behind.

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(Note: a similar idea has been merged into this thread)

Making moves

Just came across another opportunity for improvement. No matter how many times I dismiss the once-off shortcuts, (my aim is to have my most visited/bookmarked places in the grid instead), they are instantly replaced with other once-off sites.

This clutters the view with irrelevant shortcuts. I'm not talking about sponsored sites either.

So basically, great idea, but execution could be improved I think!