Customize your New Tab page to hide or display content

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You can personalize your New Tab page to show the search box, shortcuts to your most visited sites, recommended stories, pages you've visited or bookmarked recently, or nothing at all. This article will show you how to change this content.

Change your New Tab page content

  1. Click the gear Fx89Personalize-GearIcon icon on the top right corner of the New Tab page.
    Fx90NewTab-Customize
    A panel will open, showing content you can customize.
    Fx89PersonalizeNewTabSettings
  2. Click the toggle next to a section to switch it on Fx89Personalize-ToggleOn or off Fx89Personalize-ToggleOff, to show or hide that section.
    • Shortcuts: This displays your most visited sites. (Use the drop-down menu to indicate how many rows of Shortcuts you want to view.)
    Sponsored shortcuts: Select this check box to see the occasional sponsored site. To learn more, see Sponsored shortcuts on the New Tab page.
    • Recommended by Pocket: This displays stories that are popular among Pocket users.
    Sponsored Stories: Select this check box to see the occasional sponsored Pocket story. To learn more, see Pocket sponsored stories on new tabs and this Pocket New Tab FAQ page.
    Recommended by Pocket stories on the Firefox New Tab page is a feature currently available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. We're working to bring it to other countries.
    • Recent activity: This displays recent Web activity, such as pages you've visited or bookmarked. To choose what type of content is displayed, go to your Firefox Settings Home panel (see below).

Fx89Personalize-GearIcon Manage more settings: This opens the Firefox Settings Home panel, where additional settings are available.

Tip: Here's another way to access your Firefox Home settings panel:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and then select Preferences or Settings, depending on your macOS version.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. Select the Home panel.

Blank New Tab page

The New Tab page opens by default each time you open a new tab. If you prefer a blank page when opening new tabs:

  1. Click the gear Fx89Personalize-GearIcon icon on the top right corner of the New Tab page.
    Fx90NewTab-Customize
  2. Click Fx89Personalize-GearIcon Manage more settings at the bottom of the panel.
  3. Under New Windows and Tabs, select Blank Page from the New tabs drop-down menu.
    Fx61Home-BlankNewTab

If you prefer a blank page as your home page when you start Firefox or open a new window, follow the above steps but select Blank Page from the Homepage and new windows drop-down menu. For more information about changing your Firefox home page, see How to set the home page.

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