Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Shame you can't customise this to open your home page. The add-on just opens an empty tab - which renders it pretty useless!

Delightful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what I need, without any other nonsense. Open a new tab!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Wish had options to open Home page and the + sign on png was green as normal, IDK why toolbar buttons removed that button from pack

There is an alternative, but please do install this add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I tested this add-on thoroughly for two days (48hrs). It worked flawlessly.
There is an alternative to open the new tab page: the plus-sign on the right side of your tab bar. But don't let that stop you from installing this add-on. Highly recommended!

What you're describing is essentially the built-in button for opening a new tab that's already included in Firefox. When customizing you can actually drag it to the nav-bar, but then you will no longer have it in the tabs bar next to the latest tab.

But what if you want to have it in both places? :)

Basically this is what this add-on enables you to do!