Nice and simple, but with a glitch here and there Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I just want to open new tabs to Google by default (I don't understand why this option isn't built into Firefox already).

I was using TabMixPlus, but really that was like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. NewTabURL is smaller and simpler and does only what I want.

Nearly perfect. But I have noticed that sometimes when I click a link that should open a new tab (like an off-site download for example), rather than the proper site opening, it will open Google instead. I wonder if NewTabURL is over-riding when the new tab opens? Not enough of a problem for me to stop using the add-on, but something to be aware of.

I don't understand the people wanting instructions. The add-on is as simple as could be. Going in to the add-ons screen and adjusting options from there is pretty standard stuff.