535 reviews
  • 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!
  • the next spam review (working add-on, but bad review from without any negative feedback from an anomyous user)
  • It does exactly what you expect. Yet it explains clearly why some features are not implemented (such as the local url).
  • cool
  • Another two star rating without negative feedback and therefore a spam review…
  • Thank you for this add-on. It's exactly what I was looking for to make each new tab open my home (Google) page. Works great, perfect, no issues at all!!!!
  • It works but often it is slow. I click the new tab icon and then the tab opens and it takes a few seconds to redirect to my homepage. This is annoying when it happens so often. Firefox should have this feature built in!
    I doesn't take "a few seconds" on any of my systems and there were never a similar report in all the years. Please open an issue on Github for support.
  • If .jpg isn't a compatible format for the 'local file' option for new tabs, it's useless to me.
  • Perfect! Does one job and does it flawlessly.
  • Great add-on bringing a little freedom of choice to what I want to see in a new tab.
  • A bit too shaky forme
  • Works Great for me, Thanks! I sorta see how non computer savvy people can get a little confused by the settings page at first but its not confusing, its just simple. Just click custom URL in the drop down box and paste or type the web page you want and leave the drop down box on custom URL.
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  • Fixes what should have been in the base Firefox - what were Mozilla thinking?