The new beta problems Rated 5 out of 5 stars
If I remove the icon from the browser toolbar it is disappearing forever. I can't change the url anymore, there is no settings in the add-ons tab like in the previous versions, and the icon isn't in the browser's customization tab. Uninstalling then reinstalling the add-on didn't help.
Now it is working! There is a settings in the add-ons tab.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's not the add-on's fault Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Apparently the new version is now a beta, however I still want to explain what happened.
The add-on hasn't been hijacked or whatever. The developer just updated it to comply with the new WebExtensions API mozilla is trying to push out. However, this API bears limitations.
These include not being able to edit or even select text in the address bar, and not being able to access local files for "security reasons".
If you'd take a look at the developer's page, it explains what happened.
This surely won't be the only add-on to suffer the limitations of the coming WebExtensions API, and mozilla is working with a few add-on developers to open up the API to allow for more advanced features, but this one here is probably too niche for that to happen.
Broken after last update Rated 1 out of 5 stars
New tab immediately closes if set to custom url.
Custom new tab Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Addon hijacked? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Can no longer set local page, addon updated which adds an addon button to the top (why? How often do you think people change their new tab page?) and automatically overwrote everyone's preferences and set it to the addon maker's own website.
Definitely feels fishy / scammy.
Broken with update Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This was a great extension. Unfortunately it broke with today's update (tab opens and closes again on a local file), as well as the developer 'hijacking' the default page with their homepage which is a bit questionable as a way to promote the add-on and themselves :|This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
I feel scammed Rated 1 out of 5 stars
The update 4.1 broke everything. Nothing works anymore, what is this page that loads now instead of my own new tab page?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
What happened? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I opened Firefox and was surprised that it finally got an update.
But it also replaced my homepage with a tab about the extension itself.
Okay, fine. For some reason, you cannot adjust the options of the extension in the add-ons page, but you have to use the button. Annoying considering I don't like to have any buttons on my window.
I loaded up my usual new tab, a local file, and it wouldn't even open the tab. Just opens the tab for a brief second and closes.
I dug around and went back to 3.0, which works flawlessly. Won't be updating until issue is fixed.
And don't hijack my custom page again.
Unobtrusive... just works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Latest version does not work with Light. Light users can still use the older 3.0 version which works perfectly- can be found here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/custom-new-tab/versions/ Review here is based on my experience of 3.0: PERFECT. Unobtrusive and just works. Exactly what I need!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
Hijacking my new tab page in an update? Really? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Who the hell thought it was a good idea to suddenly delete my new tab page and replace it with some crap about the plugin itself?
Plugin deleted. Bye-bye.
Doesn't work anymore with new update Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Latest update made using local files impossible so this extension became useless for me.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
Fix is coming
Thank you for bringing this bug to my attention! I am working diligently to fix this bug as soon as possible.
New update made everything terrible Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I used this add-on so I could use a local html file as my newtab page, and because the add-on was so non-intrusive and intuitive. Now everything good about it has been made terrible. Luckily the 3.0 version is still available, but the new update is honestly garbage. I can't use my local page anymore, the whole interface got worse, the options are fewer (and don't even function, selecting "put cursor on page" just makes a new tab close again immediately after opening, and the other option just opens a blank newtab page).
The sheer volume of which this update is bad is what even made me make an account so I could write this review.
Everything good about the add-on was stripped away for some non-functional garbage. Truly a shame.
New Update is a Disaster Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Used to be nice and simple, but now it's just a broken mess.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
New update blows Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Version 4.1 is atrocious but thankfully the developer left version 3.0 available. Version 3 is a 5/5, as simple as can be and it does exactly what you want. Version 4.1 somehow managed to make opening a new tab clunky and obnoxious.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).
Improvements in Roboform start. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
It is almost idiot proof , And only an idiot like myself could have problems setting it up.
Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Allows you to unfocus the url bar after opening, nice!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Much better alternative linked below Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Like House wrote, default new tab page is still loaded, before it loads your chosen page, which is extremely annoying, when you start typing, and it's erased, when the new page starts loading. BUT he (House) was nice enough to share a link to an alternative, that does a perfect job of what this plug-in should do. I'll relink to it here (also in English instead of Polish):
Simple Yet Effective Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm using the developer edition of firefox and was looking for an alternative to the new newtabpage. All I wanted was to set new tabs to open 'about:home', and on top of that this add-on puts focus in the url bar!
Will you be accepting pull requests when development with the new WebExtensions APIs begins/is underway?