New Tab Tools Version History

73 versions

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Version 76 229.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version has updates to the Bulgarian, German, and Hungarian translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_75...VERSION_76

Version 75 228.9 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version has updates to the Greek, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_74...VERSION_75

Version 74 228.5 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version fixes some long-standing issues with non-ASCII characters. It also has improvements for two recently-added features. In the filter domains dialog, you can now prefix a domain with a dot (e.g. '.example.com') to include all subdomains in the filter. And there are updates to the Latvian and Chinese (Simplified) translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_73...VERSION_74

Version 73 227.9 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version has updates for the French, Hungarian, and Portuguese (Brazil) translations.

It also has a new user interface for a feature that's existed for a long time. You can use it to restrict the number of tiles (from your browsing history) that appear from any site. For example, Facebook may appear 5 times in your most-visited sites, but you only want one tile on your new tab page.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_72...VERSION_73

Version 72 219.0 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

New stuff! There's now a Tools menu item and toolbar/panel widget for capturing a thumbnail of the current page. This is useful if Firefox makes no thumbnail, or a bad thumbnail, of a page. You can also now take the created thumbnail and save it as the image for a tile, so it won't get overwritten. This is part of a rearranged tile image section of the settings.

There's also a few bug fixes but none worth detailing here.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_71...VERSION_72

Version 71 216.1 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version updates the Chinese (Simplified), German, and Russian translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_70...VERSION_71

Version 70 216.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

Version 70 contains an option to prevent tiles from being dragged around accidentally. Open the options pane and click "prevent tiles being dragged". I've also removed (for now) the data collection code, which isn't currently in use.

This version also contains updates to the Latvian translation, and a new Hungarian translation. Thanks to the translators!

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_69...VERSION_70

Version 69 213.6 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version has updates to the Spanish and Chinese (Traditional) translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_68...VERSION_69

Version 68 213.6 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version adds a Catalan translation and updates the Russian translation. Thanks to the localisers!

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_67...VERSION_68

Version 67 210.0 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version includes some fixes to the 'add tile' autocomplete field, and some translation updates.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_66...VERSION_67

Version 66 209.9 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version adds some missing pieces to the Add-Ons Manager options page and the export/import function.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_65...VERSION_66

Version 65 208.9 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This is an unplanned version to try to kill off a bug that's been annoying some people by not showing history tiles when they should be shown.

Additionally the unused multiple backgrounds feature has been removed, as it is still buggy and I have no time to maintain it.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_64...VERSION_65

Version 64 211.0 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version has a number of small fixes which improve auto-generated thumbnails. It fixes a bug which caused some thumbnails not to be updated, and modifies Firefox's thumbnail code to (in most cases) show the entire top of the page, not just the top-left-hand corner. This will make your new tab page look much better!

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_63...VERSION_64

Version 63 201.3 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version fixes a serious performance bug when moving tiles around. There are also updates to some translations and another minor bug fix.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_62...VERSION_63

This might be the last version of New Tab Tools. I'm getting really fed up with jumping through Mozilla's hoops when there's so little in it for me.

Version 62 201.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 and later

This version allows the user to turn off the Firefox default behaviour of filling empty spaces with sites from browsing history. This allows you to have only pinned tiles, if that is what you want.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_61...VERSION_62

Version 61 200.4 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

This version has an update of the Brazilian Portuguese, French, and Greek translations, and a new Spanish translation (this is set for all Spanish-speaking locales, not just Spain, so if you'd like any regional variation, get involved).

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_60...VERSION_61

Version 60 197.2 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

This version fixes a bug where some prefs were accidentally set to a bad value. It also includes a new Bulgarian translation.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_59...VERSION_60

Version 59 193.7 KiB Works with Firefox 44.0 and later

This version only adds a new data collection experiment. The first finished at the end of January and you can see an overview of the results here. Thank you to everybody participating so far.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_58...VERSION_59

Version 58 193.6 KiB Works with Firefox 43.0 and later

This version of New Tab Tools has two important changes:

Upcoming changes to Firefox's thumbnail-creation code have been producing low-quality thumbnails. New Tab Tools now tweaks some relevant preferences to improve the quality. It is possible to turn this off, by setting extensions.newtabtools.thumbs.prefs.delay to -1. Values of 0 or above are the number of seconds after the new tab page loads that the thumbnail size is calculated.

The first New Tab Tools data collection experiment is contained in this version (English language users only). It will run until the end of January and collect the values of some NTT preferences. Please help by opting in to data collection (tick the checkbox in the preferences panel). No data is collected if you do not opt in.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_57...VERSION_58

Version 57 221.3 KiB Works with Firefox 42.0 and later

All XUL elements on the new tab page have been replaced with XHTML equivalents. Also, you can now control the opacity of the tiles and other things on the page.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_56.1...VERSION_57

Version 56.1.1-signed 188.4 KiB Works with Firefox 42.0 and later

This update fixes a critical bug which prevented tiles from being dragged.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_56...VERSION_56.1

See this link for version 56's release notes: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-tools/versions/56

Version 56.1-signed 188.4 KiB Works with Firefox 42.0 and later

Since the last version there has been a massive code tidy-up, to pay back a lot of technical debt from the past few years. I've finally changed my code-style to match that of my other add-ons (yay!). There are also some slight performance improvements, especially for users trying the new multiple backgrounds feature.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_55...VERSION_56

Or to see the same updates without the massive code-style changes:
https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_55...27fd04b
https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/9e9c1ef...VERSION_56

Version 55 188.8 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

This is a regular update of New Tab Tools. Notable changes: a bug introduced by Firefox 43 has been fixed, and the Japanese translation has been updated. Also, NTT no longer tries to clear the pref browser.newtab.url, which doesn't exist any more.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_54...VERSION_55

Version 54 188.4 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

This update fixes many small bugs, mostly with the options panel.

Also included for the first time is the "multiple background images" feature. It may be buggy so there is currently no UI for it and it is off by default. If you would like to test the feature, see this GitHub issue. Please report any problems you find.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_53...VERSION_54

Version 53 186.5 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

This version is an unscheduled update, because an important bug needed fixing and New Tab Tools has just been featured as add-on of the month! It stops an unwanted scrollbar showing up in some circumstances.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_52...VERSION_53

Version 52 186.5 KiB Works with Firefox 41.0 and later

This version adds an option to open the NTT options from the context menu. The code displaying the recently-closed tabs has been rewritten, and now that part of the UI is better positioned to match the rest of the UI.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_51...VERSION_52

Version 51 218.1 KiB Works with Firefox 39.0 and later

This version has a refresh of the icons, including high DPI versions for people with a fancy monitor.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_50.1...VERSION_51

Version 50.1 142.6 KiB Works with Firefox 39.0 and later

This version has updates for the Italian and Russian translations. I hadn't intended for the donation reminder to pop up, but it will, sorry about that.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_50...VERSION_50.1

Version 50 142.4 KiB Works with Firefox 39.0 and later

Version 50!

This version has updates for the Latvian, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, and Chinese (Simplified) translations. I've also moved the context menu items (introduced in v49) down the menu to a more-sensible place.

Changes in Firefox Nightly have broken New Tab Tools recently and will do again. There's one fix included here but bigger changes are going to be required soon.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_49...VERSION_50

Version 49 142.3 KiB Works with Firefox 39.0 and later

This update gives much easier access to editing tiles – common actions are now shown in the context menu when right-clicking on a tile, and also the selection arrows in the options pop-up now work operate all four directions.

There are other minor changes, and updates to the French and Brazilian Portuguese translations.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_48...VERSION_49