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New Firefox version (Firefox 13) includes a nice, new tab page option that, whenever you click a new tab, will show you a tab containing thumbnails of most visited websites. The tab  displays (3*3 grid of total) 9 thumbnails. If you want to delete such thumbnails without using any tricks you will only have to clear Firefox browsing history. However such a solution is a bit complicated since you will have to clear web history every single day. This article will show you how to turn off  new tab pageand restore Firefox old option to show a blank tab only.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:config in browser and press the Enter key.
  3. Click the “I’ll be careful, I Promise” button in order to access to Firefox registry.
  4. Now, in the Search filter box, type: newtabpage
  5. Double click the  browser.newtabpage.enabled key and change the value to False.
  6. At this point the New Tab Page is disable for good. Upon opening a new tab you will get a empty page.
  7. Restart your Firefox for the changes to take effect.


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3 Comments to “How to Turn Off New Tab Page on Firefox”

  1. Frank Says:

    Directions for this computer user not working to rid”new tab” which is causing problems and giving me sites I don’t ask for.

  2. JeroenZ Says:

    I agree, the button in the corner is anoying but even more anoying is the fact that Firefox start becomming more and more like Internet Explorer where they decide for you instead of giving you the option to decide for yourself… somewhere along the way the developers must think the users have become morons. Well where not and we like the good old fast and stable browser back, the one where you can change themes if you want.. with the rate of version updates the thememakers can not keep up and everyone moves to Chrome… big mistake Firefox

  3. Remove_That_Button_Man Says:

    Hi 🙂 Nice tip, but is it possible to remove button in right corner of blank page to not show up at all ?

    Best regards

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