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Thanks for this useful extension
It could use the icon still included in Firefox. Furthermore, when used with New Tab Homepage View, the Google search textbox doesn't get focus.
There's still a new tab button functionality in Firefox, until you remove it from your toolbar. That is it's not visible in the Customize Toolbar dialog, but it's still there.
To add it manually, open "Help>Troubleshooting Information", then click "Open Containing Folder" and open the localstore.rdf file in your profile.
Then look for the second occurence of "chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#nav-bar" and paste "new-tab-button," (with the ",") after 'currentset="' (after the ").
This the next best thing to the original tab button that was built in. It won't sit to the right side of the tab like the original, but it works and I'm happy. Also, to the person who seemed unhappy that the add-on doesn't also open his home page as well, even the original "new tab" button didn't function also as a "home" button. It only opened new tabs. There is a "home" button already available. The only thing I didn't like was in the 16th version of Firefox, the new tab when opened would show come kind of menu with a bunch of tiles of the last 15 or so (more of less) of the previous pages that had been visited. I didn't like that so I got rid of it and set it up to show a blank page instead every time I clicked to get a new tab. Thank you Mr Stanos for this add-on. Happy Days!
Lightweight addon @10.2kb
addon is a must for those , who have enabled Open New Tab Next to Current Tab feature in Tab Utilities Lite addon
Just Drag the New Tab Toolbar button to the extreme left inside tab bar , and use that instead of default ,
to lessen the mouse strain caused by long distance navigating action for selecting the newly opened tab everytime
Just what was needed, thanks!
I put a "Home" button on my toolbar right next to this "New Tab" button. Seems to pretty much cover all bases.
When I updated Firefox, couldn't figure out where that new tab button went. Thought something was wrong with my installation. Thankfully now I have it back with this add-on. Thanks to the developer!
exactly what i was looking for, since the new versions for firefox dont have 2 new tab buttons like the 3.6
Thank you very much!
Many users want the "new tab" function to open their homepage. This extension will not do this, even if you have the correct extension to make Firefox do this automatically (like "My Homepage").
So, yes, this will put a "new tab" button somewhere on your toolbar, but if you want it to automatically open your homepage, it WILL NOT.
(Seems like a bug. Hopefully this can be fixed, please!)
I usually don't display tab bar when viewing a single page. So I always used New Tab Button to get a new tab since there's no "+" button without tab bar...
Now I can open a new tab again without having to use "Ctrl+T" or using the context menus.
love it, but now it point to google.com and modified it to suit my needs. Thanks for this awesome addon.
img_link -> http://i.imgur.com/RwpUt.jpg
modified_addon_link -> http://minus.com/dbyehYxzHuwOJk.xpi
We are creatures of habit... going from Firefox 3.6.23 on to version 7 I was missing this new tab button in my toolbar. I don't want to double click on the tab bar, or click the little plus button on it :) I wanted my old way back. Thanks again.
Very handy,one of the addons you now have to install to recover some of the basic features they keep on removing (often with no good reason) from the interface.
This is the one addon I have been searching since I reinstalled my OS. thanks for the developer. keep it up to date please.
Thank god I found this addon (again).
Just updated my friend's FF but I forgot the addon's name - almost gave up! :-)
It's such a simple addon but I can't imagine living without it!
"just doubleklick the bar" is no option!
Thank you a lot for fixing Firefox' "it's not a bug, it's a feature"-policy!
This works in FF6! Can't thank the dev enough for this. Also reviewers Larry Love and Suoshi who's instructions (below) helped me set it up so that each page would open on my homepage. I'm sure setting up for a speed dial page would work too.
Now I can go back to work in the way I've been using FF for many years, no thanks to Mozilla themselves for losing this functionality in the first place.
I am very sorry for having to give this addon a poor rating since I actially does what it's supposed to. But when I open a new tab it it's a blank tab this is wrong as it should show my fast dial buttons.Please add compability for this addon.
This add-on is a godsend. Why the New Tab button is missing in Firefox 4 & 5 is hard to imagine. It is SO BASIC!
A big thanks to the developer for the New Tab Button since Firefox keeps trying to make itself like *ahem* OTHER browsers instead of realising that what made it so great to begin with is being itself and being convenient to its users. I open new tabs continually. I do not want to have to use a drop-down menu to find a new tab selection. This button solves the problem that shouldn't exist to begin with. THANK YOU! :)
Works good. The only small gripe is the image is not the same as the default Firefox version and it opens into a blank page. Both were an easy fix. Just use Photoshop or other program to change the icons and notepad to change the blank page.
1. Right click and save the file to your HDD.
2. Use 7zip or other and extract the file.
3. Navigate to the "chrome" directory and locate the files "newtab.png" and "image,png" (this 2nd one not as important)
4. Open those files in Photoshop or other and change the color(s) to what you want.
What I did was I took a screen shot of my browser with the DEFAULT FIREFOX NEW TAB BUTTON MOVED from the tab bar to the button bar and pasted in PAINT. Then I copied the default FF new tab button and pretty much pasted it into the files above using Photoshop. You need to size and do some erasing and stuff but it's very easy. The image you need to fix is "NEWTAB.PNG" (it's a icon of 4 folders) the other file is basically just used when you click see add-ons.
Google Default Page fix:
1. Right click and save the file to your HDD.
2. Use 7zip or other and extract the file.
3. Navigate to the "chrome" directory and use notepad to open "newtab.js"
4. CHANGE THIS LINE: var tab = document.getElementById("content").addTab("about:blank");
TO READ: var tab = document.getElementById("content").addTab("http://www.google.com/");
5. SAVE and exit notepad
If you use the the Firefox 3 look in FF4 I've done the work:
Replace one or all 3 files in the chrome directory with the files in the link. REMOVE the spaces
http://www. megaupload. com/?d=1MVEPWQ7
A BIG BIG Thank you to the Dev of this add-on and you can use these files in an update if you want.
Overall, I love Firefox 4, but the lack of the new tab button has be really annoying me. When I first upgraded to version 4, I missed this so much I actually almost considered downgrading. This has totally solved my biggest dislike of Firefox 4. Thanks!
GREAT ADD-ON THANK YOU!! :) Now I can have a new tab icon in my title bar and my tool bar - perfect, good job
First of all I am sorry for my bad English.
I have "new tab toolbar button addon" and "FastDial addon" too and it doesn't displaying at new tab, opened by this button.
There is how I resolve this problem:
1. Download "new tab toolbar button addon" from mozilla site: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/new-tab-toolbar-button/ (use "save object as" in your browser).
2. Rename just downloaded file new_tab_toolbar_button-1.1-fx.xpi to new_tab_toolbar_button-1.1-fx.zip (if you can’t see extension ".xpi", you need to set up your explorer).
3. Unpack new_tab_toolbar_button-1.1-fx.zip with WinZIP or whatever.
4. Go to "new_tab_toolbar_button-1.1-fx\Chrome\" folder and open newtab.js with notepad.
5. Find the string:
var tab = document.getElementById("content").addTab("about:blank");
and change it to:
var tab = document.getElementById("content").addTab("chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html");
6. Save newtab.js and close notepad.
7. Go to one directory up (where the chrome and locale folders are placed).
8. Pack all content (chrome and locale folders, chrome.manifest and install.rdf files) to zip. I named it "new_tab_toolbar_button-FastDial.zip", for example.
9. Rename customized file "new_tab_toolbar_button-FastDial.zip" to "new_tab_toolbar_button-FastDial.xpi".
OK, we almost done..
10. Open add-ons tab in Firefox and remove "New tab toolbar button 1.1" addon.
11. Install our customized "new_tab_toolbar_button-FastDial.xpi addon" and restart Firefox.
THAT IS JUST PERFECT!
I have no idea that why Mozilla prefered to remove new tab button. I was searching for that extensions for weeks...
By the way, it would be better if it can use system's default button theme. It seems a bit different in Ubuntu.
But, hey; THANK YOU...
Thx for the add-on, really useful. I was looking for some time now for a second "new tab" button for ff4. I like to have one next to the tabs and the second next to the bookmarks button. Nevertheless I change two this
1. After clicking the button it should open "about:blank" - This way it will work perfectly with the "Fast Dial" add-on
2. Change the icon for a simple + , just like the original "new tab" button. It would compose better
Nevertheless, great Job.
I Salute U!