Much better than New Tab Override, I would say -1 star for no support for local files but sadly Mozilla doesn't allow extensions to access local files. I love how it auto focuses on search along with giving you the ability to set the new tab title! 9/10
It open the specific URL (wikipedia in my case) and focuses an empty address-bar. it just lacks the title of the the newly opend tab (it shows "new tab" instead of "wikipedia") ...but thats negligible.
In one of my profiles, I want new tabs to open my Home Page: http://localhost:8090. But when I change the New Tab URL to this address, the extension ignores it. My homepage works fine, and I'm certainly not blocking iframes. Do I have to somehow explicitly enable or add an iframe to my home page for this extension to work?
Очень,очень классное и нужное расширение!!!!! Можно вписывать адрес любых онлайн закладок и они всегда будут как стартовая страница. Года 3 я этим расширением пользуюсь в опере и вполне доволен. Рекомендую воспользоваться.Не пожалеете.
I can't get https://www.google.com/ncr or https://www.google.com to work as the saved new tab page. Other search engines work just fine like startpage.com etc, having the most popular search engine (google,com), in my eyes, should be a priority. Any ideas?
Unfortunately this is not something that can be fixed. The way this addon avoids changing the address bar content is by creating an iframe and displaying your chosen site in that iframe. The problem is that sites (like Google) can set an HTTP header that blocks other sites (like this addon) from displaying their pages inside an iframe. If you look in the addon options page, next to where you choose the URL, it does warn you about this by saying "The site must allow iframe embedding or it won't work".
However, in your case, I don't really understand the use case for having google.com as your new tab page if you can just search straight from the address bar? Maybe Firefox address bar "smart keywords" would work better so you could just type something like "img my icon" in the address bar and be taken straight to the Google image search results for "my icon". Here's a Firefox post about using "smart keywords" if you're interested https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-search-from-address-bar.
I've been using this extension for a few hours now and it's been working great. It solves the problem of having to delete the url in the address bar before being able to type a new address or search term which constantly annoyed me. Thanks!
Please could you elaborate on which search you mean and what the problems are? This add-on itself doesn't include any search functionality, it just displays your chosen webpage when you open a new tab. Or do you mean it interferes with Firefox's search box?
I use this extension myself everyday and have not noticed any problems.