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New Tab Tools Version History

86 versions

Be careful with old versions!

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Version 85 87.9 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 and later

This version brings big improvements to the "add tile" section (that's why you needed to approve the bookmarks permission), and a toolbar button you can use for pinning sites to the new tab page or updating screenshots. There's also a new Czech translation and updates for Greek and Japanese.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_84.1...VERSION_85

Version 84.1 73.5 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 and later

Just like version 84, but without a bug found two minutes after release.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_84...VERSION_84.1

Version 84 73.5 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 and later

This is the first completely WebExtension version of New Tab Tools. There are a multitude of changes, including the return of the filter for history tiles and some refreshed graphics.

This transition to WebExtensions has taken over six months, but I think now I can start actually making things better instead of merely trying to get back what we had before.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_83...VERSION_84

Version 83.2 103.2 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 - 56.*

This update fixes some problems with the "Add tile" section that I'm not happy with. This is an unplanned release, since the next version isn't due for some time and that is currently the only way to add new tiles.

Version 83.1 was accidentally released with only the WebExtension parts. I don't intend to release as WebExtension-only just yet (hence the version number is not 84).

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_83...VERSION_83.2

Version 83.0 112.3 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 - 56.*

This version replaces Firefox's page thumbnail code (which doesn't work for WebExtensions) with our own. I now have much more control over when and how thumbnails are made. There are a number of minor issues with this code that I will address in later versions, but it should be fine for most people.

Also new is a button in the bottom-right corner of the new tab page. This button enables/disables dragging of tiles and the pin/unpin/block icons on the tiles (just as the "prevent tiles being dragged" checkbox does).

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_82.1...VERSION_83

Version 82.2 112.7 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 - 56.*

This is the first WebExtension release of New Tab Tools. The old Firefox extension system is being made obsolete later this year so it has been necessary to move with the times. Some features of New Tab Tools no longer exist because it is impossible to recreate them, but most remain.

Hopefully now (after over 3 months working on this), I can go back to making stuff better.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_81...VERSION_82.1

Version 82.2 has a fix for a bug where some tile images weren't imported. See https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/issues/281 for more info.

Version 82.1 101.4 KiB Works with Firefox 55.0a1 - 56.*

This is the first WebExtension release of New Tab Tools. The old Firefox extension system is being made obsolete later this year so it has been necessary to move with the times. Some features of New Tab Tools no longer exist because it is impossible to recreate them, but most remain.

Hopefully now (after over 3 months working on this), I can go back to making stuff better.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_81...VERSION_82.1

This update seems to have screwed up for some people. I'm sorry about that. This might help.

Version 81 227.7 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 56.*

This is just a translation update for Bulgarians, but I'll use this chance to remind you that development of the New Tab Tools web extension is continuing and you can download a beta version now. Please support the effort with a donation if you are able.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_80...VERSION_81

Version 80 227.7 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 55.0a1

This is just a minor update to some translation files.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_79.1...VERSION_80

Version 79.1 227.7 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 55.0a1

Version 79 227.7 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 55.0a1

This update adds a link from the options to some information about New Tab Tools and WebExtensions (link also below).

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/issues/250
https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_78...VERSION_79

Version 78 227.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 54.*

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

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_77...VERSION_78

Version 77 227.1 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 54.0a1

This issue removes the offer to reset the new tab page to the default. This should not affect existing users. It also fixes a bug with the import/export functionality.

https://github.com/darktrojan/newtabtools/compare/VERSION_76...VERSION_77

Version 76 229.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 52.*

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 - 52.0a1

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 - 51.0a1

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 - 51.0a1

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 - 51.0a1

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 - 51.0a1

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 - 50.0a1

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 - 50.0a1

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 - 49.0a1

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 - 49.0a1

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 - 49.0a1

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 - 48.0a1

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 - 48.0a1

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 - 48.0a1

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 - 48.0a1

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 - 47.0a1

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 - 47.0a1

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