Custom New Tab Version History
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Support for this version of the add-on will end soon as the transition is made to the new web extension API.
This version was a complete re-write because Firefox has updated their about:newtab page and mechanisms. If you're having trouble, grab one of the old versions
This version adds support for ru-Ru localization!
I fixed a small bug regarding a missing ; in the spanish (es) locale file.
Brand new version number because of a low-level re-write / overhaul. Please submit bugs on my github issues
This version fixes the new window bug. Now, the "focus" and "blanking the url bar" options are applied to the first new tab of new windows as well as new tabs. The URL option is applied to to new tabs. The URL for the new tab in a new window is set from the "homepage" in the firefox preferences (under general).
Adds a new feature to allow the user to "blank" the url bar.
First contribution from an outsider on this one! https://github.com/Aronnn
Fixed the case when the entire new tab page is cached and 0 loading happens.
From this version onward, CNT will no longer alter your new tab preference (browser.newtab.url)
This version fixes the bug raised by 45acp regarding the first new tab in a new window (when Firefox is first started).
There is a small problem with users opening tabs via middle click or the context menu on some link. I am aware of this problem but current there is no good way to solve this problem.
This version provides support for the new about:newtab page introduced in Firefox 31.0. Specifically, the focus options in Custom New Tab now place the focus correctly!
I removed the bug pointed out by em on December 15th, 2013. New tabs opened in the background (ctrl + click, middle click, or ctrl + t) would cause the focus code to execute on the currently focused tab. This would annoyingly move the focus from a text-box or similar in the web page, back to the URL bar. This bug is fixed in version 1.8+ Thanks for pointing it out!
I think this version fixes some bugs.
Bug 1) The first time firefox loads, it places the focus correctly (this is only a factor if
Bug 2) The pref extensions.cnt.focus it placed in install() and startup() under the correct reasons.
Bug 3) The preferences dialog is not large enough on macs. There is now a min width and min height
Custom New Tab is now restart-less!
True support for de and es languages (in addition to the default en)
There was a small bug in version 1.6 - 1.6.2 which occasionally caused the add-on to stop working and not work again until the add-on was dis-abled and then re-enabled. This version fixes that bug.
Also, I increased the max version to 16.0a1
In this version the URL address is highlighted if the focus is placed there by the user.
All that's different here is that the add-on does not change the value of browser.newtab.url without user consent
I am changing a prefrence outside of the extensions branch!
There is now an option to highlight the URL or dump the focus on the page loaded. Many webpages do something smart with the focus. (google included)
All I did was re-work my naming conventions. No new features.