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  • No actually it DOESNT work in 61.0.1. It used to work great which is why I give it 3 stars but now it doesnt work FOR SURE. Leaving the url blank results in the new tab flashing so much that even without epilepsy you might have a seizure. Entering about:blank just results in the new tab automatically closing. No im not going to github.

    EDIT in response to dev response: Of course not entering a valid url does not make sense. But then why would you make the default blank and invite problems. I'm well aware that a valid url needs to be entered which is why I put in about:blank(which by the way does not work properly in 61.0.1, A FACT). Blaming the user for this particular problem is like a game dev making a game that crashes when saving then saying its user error for the crash because the user saved thus causing it to crash.

    Firefox does indeed NOW have an option for blank new tabs but I prefer to force the control of such things myself as web browsers seem to have a habit of forcing changes/updates that remove functionality. The entire point of using add-ons is that I want to change how the browser behaves. You can blame me(the user) as much as you want but the FACT remains that new tab override used to work perfectly for me, and now does not. I have not made any changes on my end that would cause things to suddenly fail. It may be changes in firefox or the add-on, I don't know 100% for sure but the experience I've had with this add-on NOW is that it does not work as it used to, as has been reflected in my review/rating.

    By the way, choosing the option for background color provides the functionality I wanted without errors. Perhaps if you changed the way custom url works to avoid errors by forcing about:blank in a way that works when no url is entered would be a better option than simply blaming others for not using it properly.

    Developer response

    It works in Firefox 61.0.1, that' a fact. Of course you have to enter a valid URL. An empty URL field is NOT a valid URL and does not make sense at all. It's a user error, not an error of New Tab Override. By the way, Firefox has a *visible* option for empty new tab, there is no need for an add-on at all.

  • Good work

    Developer response

    It works, there is no doubt. You have - of course - to enter a valid URL in the options of New Tab Override.

  • Does not work in Firefox 61.0.1 (x64).

    Developer response

    It works in Firefox 61.0.1 for sure. If you need support please use GitHub instead of giving bad reviews.

  • I used this extension. At first, it was good and it gave me a blank new tab as I wished. Unless it occupied a huge space in the address bar (that even I could not sometimes find the actual address on the net), I was satisfied. But, after two weeks, I saw my Firefox working terribly, all icons were trembling when I was opening a new tab, it was truly irritating! After I removed this extension I saw Firefox is OK again. I do not know why it happened, just I know there was something wrong.

  • This web extension has too much clutter and makes the process more complicated than needed.

    Developer response

    That's not true at all. It's not possible to make it easier than entering the URL in an URL field.

  • Running 14.0.2 and the new tab continually reloads.
    What I want is a blank new page, with the focus on the page instead of the address bar.
    Any suggestions??

    Developer response

    about:preferences:#home - you don't need an add-on at all for a blank new tab page.

    about:blank is not a valid URL and can no longer be supported in New Tab Override. But it's not necessary because Firefox has a visible option.

  • It seems the Add-on also overrides tabs that are reopened via the "re-open closed tab" functionality. At least sometimes or if the tab in question was closed for more than a few seconds. Otherwise it is a very good and handy add-on.

  • Loved it but it stopped working immediately after updating to 14.0.1. "Custom url" opens a blank page, "current homepage" infinitely reloads empty tab.

    edit: thanks, working now

    Developer response

    I uploaded the wrong version as 14.0.1, sorry about that. Version 14.0.2 is already available.

  • Stopped working since last update, it always focuses on webpage now even if we ask it to focus on the URL bar.

  • I liked this add-on, but it doesn't work anymore since updating Firefox to version 61.0 . what should i do?

  • Super Funktionen!

  • It does not work for a new window (I want a blank page instead thumbnails)

    Developer response

    It works for new TABS, the name of the add-on is NEW TAB override…

  • Very Good! Dunno if it helps for select the full URL of a new tab I do it:
    - must be configured to put cursor on beginning of URL bar
    - click on + (open new tab) and automatically focus on this new tab
    - click on another tab (any one opened)
    - click back on new tab (that was opened) and URL is full selected

  • Sorry for the earlier mess-up, I wasn't familiar with how this review system works. I assumed that if a developer responded to a review, you could then respond to that response, but it appears not!
    I just want to confirm that New Tab Override, if it's configured to open "about:blank" as a new tab, should produce the same result when clicking the "+" button on the tab bar as entering "about:blank" in the address bar and pressing "enter" does.
    At the moment it doesn't seem to produce the same result. Is this by design? Thanks, Dave.

    EDIT: Thanks Sören, that certainly explains the change of behaviour. It's unfortunate that my extension to automatically close empty pages does not now treat the empty pages generated by New Tab Override as it did before, but that's obviously not your fault! I've tried the about:config change, but unfortunately that seems to result in a new tab being the home page, not an empty blank tab, so it's not ideal either, but again not your problem! Many thanks again, cheers, Dave.

    Developer response

    There was a change in Firefox 60 with the result that about:blank is no longer usable as new tab page for WebExtensions. I don't know if this was a intended change or a side effect of another change, a bug. But the only thing I was able to do was to implement a workaround so that a empty new tab still works - even if there are differences to about:blank in the tab / address bar.

    But if you really want an empty new tab you can change browser.newtabpage.enabled in about:config to false and you don't need an add-on at all.

  • Very nice. I ended up removing it because it will often add the default "new tab" page to the URL after I start typing, which I found frustrating. If it could somehow stop trying to load the default URL when the user is typing a new one it would be nice.

  • Clashes with extensions such as "Open Tabs Next to Current", making a new tab appear two tabs to the right instead of just to the right. Also lots of flashing of the tab bar when opening a new tab.

    If the conflict with "Open Tabs Next to Current" could be solved, it would be great.

    Developer response

    There is nothing I can do, you can't use two tabs changing the tab behaviour at the same time…

  • Still Now ,It's do nice work!

    Developer response

    Thank you! :)

  • Warning: if you post a negative review, the developer may call you a "stupid troll" and have your review deleted. What a shameful abuse of power.

    Users deserve to know that other new tab add-ons exist, some of which may offer better UX and memory efficiency. Since this one is currently the most popular, it has the greatest responsibility to keep its reviews impartial. A review system is meaningless if only positive reviews are permitted.

    I did not employ hate speech in my review, nor did I resort to personal attacks, nor violate any other terms of the Review Guidelines. So much for Mozilla supporting free speech...

  • Sorry folks but this isn't good at all, bloated with features nobody wants and look at all the permisions it needs!!

    Set up and manage my own web server just for a new tab page? Really? Those 130,000 people must be to lazy to find a good addon, or they have it disabled (instructions actually say just disable it don't uninstall)

    Trust me folks, this needs ALOT of work!!

  • Extension is discribed exactly as what I was looking for. Instructions seem clear, although when the process advanced to html, prepending, html file storage, while at the same time providing less detail, it had moved to areas that I have no experience with. Interesting read none the less

  • excellent! 12 on a scale of 1 - 10. i don't understand why firefox doesn't allow this by default. thanks, very much, for developing and posting this add-on.

    note: i *thought* i posted this review in march, but now i don't see it, am reposting

  • The Addon does the job, but the workflow with the address bar is far from perfect.
    When you use "custom url" the addon makes the address bar unusable for the time it takes the browser to completely load the page defined in "custom url".

    Let's say my "custom url" is "A".
    I open the new tab and start typing the address "B" in the address bar (different from custom url).

    1) If the page "A" loads before I finish typing url "B" all my typing was useless, because the addon overwrites my typed url "B" with "A". Or concatenates B+A (more often). I have to start over.

    2) If I finish typing url "B" quicker then the addon loads the page "A" (custom url) and press Enter, in most cases the browser ignores my actions. And again, the addon overwrites my typed url "B" with "A". Or concatenates B+A (more often). And again I have to start over.

    The only way to cope with this task is to hit ESC key right after Ctrl+T combination, to prevent Firefox from loading the page in the new tab.

    As some people said before, it would be better, if the addon would leave the clean address bar and wouldn't mess with user typing. Manual URL entering should have priority over "custom url" loading.
    If I want the defined "custom url" to load I would wait for the tab to load. But if I type the URL myself, don't reset the address bar, don't overwrite my entered text.

    It's just getting on my nerves. But unfortunately my favorite bookmark-site doesn't have the Firefox addon, so I have to use some middleman-addon like New Tab Override. And the process reminds me of the windows 98 setup, where if to paraphrase they would say "sit back and relax while Firefox+NewTabOverride load the page. Then and only then you will be able to use the address bar to go to some other page"


    if you have your CPU heavy loaded with some background task you can see the whole workflow:
    Let's say I want to use some "search shortcut" ( "y" for YouTube)
    1) I open new tab,
    2) quickly type "y trailers" and hit ENTER (to go to YouTube and look for movie trailers)
    3) Firefox starts to load YouTube search page
    4) "New Tab Override" stops the process and loads the "custom url" instead

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  • It's pretty great. Works like it should and it was just the extension I was looking for. Thanks.