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Feature request: setting for color of new tab

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So the user can customize it with a value (hex). The current about:config command is too general, as that one will also change the color of websites that allow customized background colors. (meaning that sadly the current about:config command will change both new tab AND the background color of specific websites.)

So the user can customize it with a value (hex). The current about:config command is too general, as that one will also change the color of websites that allow customized background colors. (meaning that sadly the current about:config command will change both new tab AND the background color of specific websites.)

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FredMcD
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Not sure what it is you are looking for. There are many add-ons that change colors for tabs, websites, and other things.

Not sure what it is you are looking for. There are many add-ons that change colors for tabs, websites, and other things.

Question owner

I mean when I press "ctrl+T", the page is white. I wanna change that color. Haven't found an addon that changes only that, without affecting websites aswell.

I mean when I press "ctrl+T", the page is white. I wanna change that color. Haven't found an addon that changes only that, without affecting websites aswell.
FredMcD
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"ctrl+T" opens the about:newtab page, which the user can set.

With Firefox 41 (and higher), it's no longer possible to customize the page shown in a new tab via changing the preference browser.newtab.url in about.config. Because of the fact that hijackers abused the preference in the past, Mozilla decided to remove it (see bug 1118285). Fortunately, by removing it, Mozilla also introduced a new API to bring this functionality back to life as an add-on. This add-on allows the user to choose a certain page in a new tab.

New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

This is also available using Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis) {web link} Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and more on Australis UI (Windows/MacOSX/Linux + Fx 29+).

"ctrl+T" opens the '''about:newtab''' page, which the user can set. With Firefox 41 (and higher), it's no longer possible to customize the page shown in a new tab via changing the preference browser.newtab.url in about.config. Because of the fact that hijackers abused the preference in the past, Mozilla decided to remove it (see bug 1118285). Fortunately, by removing it, Mozilla also introduced a new API to bring this functionality back to life as an add-on. This add-on allows the user to choose a certain page in a new tab. New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ This is also available using '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/ Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)]''' {web link} Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and more on Australis UI (Windows/MacOSX/Linux + Fx 29+).

Question owner

Very nice addon! :D (the "New Tab Override") But it seems I cannot just choose a color, I have to make my own website with a blue picture/load the picture from my HDD everytime... :P But ok! :)

Very nice addon! :D (the "New Tab Override") But it seems I cannot just choose a color, I have to make my own website with a blue picture/load the picture from my HDD everytime... :P But ok! :)

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cor-el
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Note that you can modify CSS rules for about:newtab via code in userContent.css.

Add code to the userContent.css file.


@-moz-document url(about:newtab){
 #newtab-margin-top,
 #newtab-margin-bottom,
 #newtab-search-container { display:none!important; }
}

The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

Note that you can modify CSS rules for about:newtab via code in userContent.css. Add code to the <b>userContent.css</b> file. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userContent.css ---- <pre><nowiki>@-moz-document url(about:newtab){ #newtab-margin-top, #newtab-margin-bottom, #newtab-search-container { display:none!important; } }</nowiki></pre> ---- The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the <b>chrome</b> folder in the Firefox profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration