655 reviews
  • 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.
  • Я всегда хотел сменить страницу при создании новой вкладки, и благодаря этому расширению это наконец получилось! Работает отлично, пока что проблем не было
  • Das Add-on ist Spitze.

    Eine Frage habe ich noch:
    Bisher war es mögllich, durch Klicken in das Adressfeld die Anschrift "about:blank" zu markieren, dann die neue Adresse einzugeben, die (blaue) Adresse "about:blank" wurde durch die gewünschte neue Adresse ersetzt.
    Seit Firefox 60.0.1 ist das nicht mehr möglich, "about:blank muss händisch gelöscht werden.
    Mache ich etwas falsch oder gibt es hierzu in FF eine Einstellmöglichkeit?
    Vielen Dank
  • It opens local html files but the css doesn't load
  • Works as intended.
  • great add on keep up the killer work!
  • Found a reference to this newly updated extension and it works perfectly for my needs: I selected the option (among many) to have any blank opened tab I open show my custom home page. Thanks for a great product design!
  • Appears to work as advertised.
    why giving a bad review if it's work as advertised?
  • Exactly what I wanted. I hated the Top Sites page that Mozilla introduced when they disabled my previous New Tab addon.
  • Does as described. Wish it was a bit more instantaneous, it seems to go through some short redirect process that is about a second long.
  • I love this app as the fact that I can always choose My Homepage that I set up and not see different ones from browser choosing or many thumbnails of past webpages visited. Every time I update Firefox, the next step I make is to make sure that New Tab Override is enabled because there is no life without it.
  • Deactivating the extension replaces the current tab content by a default new tab, destroying all data one is working on and even literally erasing the tab from tab history (no way to use Back). Activating the extension instead closes the current tab. Even now, the tab is completely lost in the void, because ctrl+shift+t causes a "new tab" be opened INSTEAD of the previously closed tab. (EDIT: The previously closed tab is only lost due to a hazard when I press ctrl+shift+t twice very fast.)

    Other than that, the addon does what it has to do, and I appreciate the option to gain tab focus instead of the navigation bar. One last thing i'd find very useful is if typing into the address bar before anything gets loaded postponed the process of replacing address bar (deleting anything I've typed) and taking the focus away. Not sure if firefox even provides so much API to achieve this.

    // Reply: Well the issue is critical and deserves at least an acknowledgement in the description, as it's an anti-feature. Honestly though, I haven't seen WebExtensions implementation, but I don't believe you at all. I can imagine several workarounds, neither of them were even considered. Is there no API whatsoever to access the last closed tab history, so that you can offer a way to manually re-open the lost tab? Is there absolutely no way not to process your addon when the user presses Ctrl+Shift+T? Is that specific event impossible be detected? Can you not let the default implementation (optionally) load first before redirecting to the user specified site? Also the issue could be reported to WebExtensions devs... Completely blocking the "re-open last tab" support is definitely not acceptable as a final decision. (But I know the WebExtensions suck, there are so many other addons that no longer work even in theory in the new Firefox.)

    -> Okay so I decided to try to fix my issue myself and even though I found a WebExtensions solution, there was a bug that I couldn't fix. Still, some safety workarounds could be made. Luckily, I found a workaround instead: disabling the focus setting solved the issue, because it still focuses the new page anyway (the setting is broken), thus it works exactly as I wanted. The referenced issue is here: https://github.com/cadeyrn/newtaboverride/issues/167
    It's not the fault of New Tab Override that WebExtenions work this way.
  • Sweet and to the point! UI could use a bit of love but, I'm not going to be staring at it for hours at a time so no complaints!