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[Fx57] Default home page is now the Activity Stream "New Tab" page (?)

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  1. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    I don't have a bugzilla reference, except for this one: Bug 1322719 Replace about:home with about:newtab as the default homepage for the feb 2017 funnelcake

    The default home page in Firefox 57 Beta for me is now the "New Tab" page. If that's the case [*] then this article no longer applies to Firefox 57 and above and we should add a note for fx57: {for fx57}{note}This article applies to Firefox version 56 and below.{/note}{/for} [*] see below for more information.

    I don't have a bugzilla reference, except for this one: [https://bug623317.bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322719 Bug 1322719] Replace about:home with about:newtab as the default homepage for the feb 2017 funnelcake The default home page in Firefox 57 Beta <sup>for me</sup> is now the "New Tab" page. If that's the case [*] then this article no longer applies to Firefox 57 and above and we should add a note for fx57: {for fx57}{note}This article applies to Firefox version 56 and below.{/note}{/for} <sub>[*] see below for more information.</sub>
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  2. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14767096#p14767096 ... which links to Bug 1401158 - about:home is broken and doesn't work/load as redirects to about:newtab after landing patch from bug #1396274

    workaround: open about:config and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled to false.

    See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14767096#p14767096 ... which links to [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1401158 Bug 1401158] - about:home is broken and doesn't work/load as redirects to about:newtab after landing patch from bug #1396274 workaround: open about:config and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled to '''false'''.
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  3. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    More info: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/70qxhm/cannot_access_nightly_home_page_new_tab_page/ The activity stream is the default for both about:home and about:newtab. You can switch it back with browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled for now.

    According to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream_1.0 the "Activity Stream" is the intended replacement for both the default home page and NewTab page. From the wiki page: (quote)
    What about the buttons that were on about:home like Session Restore?
    We are working on bringing those over. Session Restore will definitely be included.


    As of the latest Firefox 57 Beta update, the New Tab default home page does not include a "Restore Previous Session " button or any other buttons. I set up a Needs Change" entry: [Fx57] Update based on the new "Activity Stream" home page replacement after Firefox 57 is released (see discussion)"

    More info: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/70qxhm/cannot_access_nightly_home_page_new_tab_page/ ''The activity stream is the default for both about:home and about:newtab. You can switch it back with browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled for now.'' According to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream_1.0 the "Activity Stream" is the intended replacement for both the default home page and NewTab page. [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream_1.0#What_about_the_buttons_that_were_on_about:home_like_Session_Restore.3F From the wiki page]: '''(quote)'''<br>''What about the buttons that were on about:home like Session Restore?''<br>''We are working on bringing those over. Session Restore will definitely be included.'' ----- As of the latest Firefox 57 Beta update, the New Tab default home page does not include a "Restore Previous Session " button or any other buttons. I set up a Needs Change" entry: ''[Fx57] Update based on the new "Activity Stream" home page replacement after Firefox 57 is released (see discussion)"
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  4. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    I have a revision pending to add the following to the top of this article: {for fx57}{note}Note: This article applies to Firefox version 56 and below. Starting in version 57, the New Tab page is now the default Firefox home page.{/note}{/for}

    EDIT 11-4-2017: I revised the note and started a new discussion here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-default-home-page-has-links-to-features/discuss/7286 [Nov 14, 2017] Review default home page when fx57 is released (bug 1411797)

    I have a revision pending to add the following to the top of this article: {for fx57}{note}'''Note''': This article applies to [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 56 and below. Starting in version 57, the [[About Tiles in New Tab|New Tab]] page is now the default Firefox home page.{/note}{/for} EDIT 11-4-2017: I revised the note and started a new discussion here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-default-home-page-has-links-to-features/discuss/7286 [Nov 14, 2017] Review default home page when fx57 is released (bug 1411797)
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