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Can the number of rows for the Top Sites be increased to Greater than 4

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Abbas Meherali said

Can the number of rows for the Top Sites be increased to Greater than 4

Hello   Abbas Meherali,

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar   about:config   and press Enter.
(ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows

Set the value to any number you desire.

Then close and restart Firefox.

'Hope that works for you !

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Abbas Meherali said

Can the number of rows for the Top Sites be increased to Greater than 4

Hello   Abbas Meherali,

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar   about:config   and press Enter.
(ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows

Set the value to any number you desire.

Then close and restart Firefox.

'Hope that works for you !

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Hello McCoy,

This worked like a charm.

Thank you very much for your help !!

Just wanted to check if there is a permanent way of doing it. Once this is done, if i go back to the settings in GUI, the box is blank and does not have a value and the drop-down shows a maximum count of 4.

Regards,

Abbas

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Abbas Meherali said

Just wanted to check if there is a permanent way of doing it. Once this is done, if i go back to the settings in GUI, the box is blank and does not have a value and the drop-down shows a maximum count of 4.

I just tested it :

I normally have 3 rows, and that's the number that shows in Options -> Home.
After reading your last post, I changed the number of rows to 6 on the about:config page, and the new tab page showed 6 rows, as expected.
Then I went to Options -> Home, and just like with you, it is blank and when I click on it, the maximum number is 4.
(on the new tab page the number of rows is still   "6")

In all honesty :   have no idea why that is ......

I suspect 4 rows is the default (maximum), which one can increase on the about: config page, but it cannot be reflected in Options -> Home.

I will forward this to a fellow contributor, who might know the answer.
(but it might take a while before he sees my message though, as we're in different time zones).

Modified by McCoy

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Thank you for testing and for the breezy response.

No rush, take your time.

As long as I have the required number of rows, I am fine. Since i noticed the issue, thought of asking.

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Hi Abbas, the design of the drop-down menu on Options/Preferences page only has menu items for 1 to 4 rows. When the page is set up based on the saved values, any other value cannot be depicted because there isn't a menu item for it. I'm attaching a screenshot of the page with the Page Inspector open showing how it's set up for reference.

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Thank you for explaining.

Just wanted to check if the code can be changed to have 6 rows.

If yes, fine. Else you can close this and mark as Solution Delivered.

Very happy with the support :)

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I'm glad that my assumption was correct and that "4" is indeed the default maximum number that can be displayed in preferences.
Fortunately, the number can be increased on the about: config page, which you have done successfully.
(by the way :   well done !)

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