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Right now, you need to use an add-on for that, such as New Tab Override. It would be more convenient if it were built in.
Want to select an alternative home page when opening a new tab.
Current New Tab options [+] are to open the tab with either the Mozilla home page (by default) or a blank page. Many users use their own home page, or some other page, as a portal... This now requires an extra click every time you want to open a new tab with your portal (or whatever page you want)... It also uses extra bandwidth when opening all the links in the default page when you never use them.
I have been wanting this for ages. I don't understand why it wasn't initially coded that way to begin with. It would be a very big help to me I am on the WEB for many hours a day for work and it would be a godsend.
When the new tab page was introduced in Firefox 13, there was a simple preference in about:config to set any URL you liked, and it would be saved in the prefs.js file in your profile. Unfortunately, malware took the liberty of overwriting that setting at every opportunity. So in Firefox 41, the ability to set the new tab page was moved to an add-on interface.
The most popular add-on for this is: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/
After installation, you need to go to its settings page to set up your preferred page.
The way add-ons store data is extremely obscure and difficult to malware to overwrite, but there must be some way to make this a built-in setting someday without compromising security.
I would like to request that I be able to choose what site new blank tabs open in. Right now it's "Blank" or "firefox home". Please give the option for tabs to open on the site of preference similarly to new windows and home page.
NEW TABS CONTENT
Please add to the options of what we can choose to show on new tabs, beyond a blank page or Firefox Home.
개인이 홈페이지를 url로 설정하여 사용할 수 있으면 좋겠습니다
I would like to be able to use it by setting the homepage as the url.
(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)