Customize the New Tab page

By default, Firefox displays top sites (sites you visit the most), popular articles on Pocket, your recently visited or bookmarked sites and updates from Mozilla every time you open a new tab.

Change these settings at any time by following these instructions.

Firefox's default behavior is to display top sites on the New Tab page. Learn how to customize this page by pinning, removing sites or rearranging these sites.

Note: To turn off the New Tab display, see Hide or display content in New Tab.

Links to top sites, recommended articles and recently visited sites are displayed as tiles. These tiles change based on browsing behavior, but you can pin or remove these tiles.

Customize your Top Sites

Pin a Top Site

To make a site stay:

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Pin.
  3. A pin icon will show up on your pinned site.
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Unpin a Top Site

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Unpin.

Remove a Top Site

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Dismiss

Show more or fewer Top Sites

  1. Hover over the Top Sites section until the Edit link appears.
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  2. Choose from the following options:
    • Show More adds another row of top sites
    • Show Fewer removes a row of top sites.
    • Add lets you add a specific site to your top sites by entering a link and a name for the site. Sites you add will automatically be pinned.
  3. Click Done when you're finished.

Recommended by Pocket

Pocket is now part of Mozilla and brings the best stories on the Web right to your New Tab page. From here, you can save articles, remove them or open them in a new tab. You can even explore more stories by clicking on the categories presented on the New Tab page.

Pocket stories is currently available in the United States, Canada and Germany, but we're working hard to bring it to other countries. Stay tuned.

Save or bookmark a Pocket story

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click the menu and choose one of the following:
    • Bookmark: A prompt will ask you to give your bookmark a name and tags.
    • Save to Pocket: A prompt will ask you to sign up for a free Pocket account or sign in if you have an existing account.
  3. Click Done when you're finished.

Open a page in a new tab

Want to view the article now? Open it in a new tab.

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Open in a New Window or Open in a New Private Window if you don't want it to be saved in your browsing history.

Remove a recommended article

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click the menu then click Dismiss to remove it from your Pocket recommendations.

Highlights

Highlighted sites are sites you've visited recently or bookmarked. Firefox will indicate whether a site is highlighted because you've bookmarked or visited it.

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Save or bookmark a highlighted site

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click the menu and choose one of the following:
    • Bookmark: A prompt will ask you to give your bookmark a name and tags.
    • Save to Pocket: A prompt will ask you to sign up for a free Pocket account or sign in if you have an existing account.
  3. Click Done when you're finished.

Open a highlighted site in a new window

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Open in a New Window or Open in a New Private Window if you don't want it to be saved in your browsing history.

Remove a highlighted site

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click the menu then click Dismiss to remove it from your highlights. You can also click Delete from History to remove highlighted pages from your browsing history.

Pin a Tile

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Click the pin icon in the top-left corner of the Tile to lock it in that position on the page.

Tip: Set up Firefox Sync to sync your pinned Tiles across your other computers.

Remove a Tile

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Click the "X" in the top-right corner of the site to delete it from the page.

Note: If you accidentally remove a site you can get it back by clicking Undo at the top of the page. For several removed sites click Restore All.

Rearrange Tiles

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Click and drag a Tile into the position you want. It will be "pinned" to its new location.

Add a Tile from your bookmarks

You can also open the bookmarks library and drag bookmarks to the New Tab page.

  1. Before you begin, set Firefox to remember history. See Settings for privacy, browsing history and do-not-track.
  2. Click the 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  3. Drag a bookmark into the position you want.
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