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Firefox used to show thumbnails of my most recent websites when opening a new tab. These have now disapeared and i only get a blank page. Can i get the thumbnails back?


As above I used to be able to click on the thumbnail of the site i wished to visit and it would take me directly to the website and appropriate page. Now I only get a blank page and I have to enter the website address and then click on the links to get to the actual page which takes longer and I have to remember a the website addresses whereas before I could see a thumbnail of the site.

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That isn't a standard feature of Firefox. You had an extension installed that added that feature to Firefox.
Google Toolbar ??
CoolIris Previews ??

That's all that I know of that provide a feature like that.

chkcook 0 solutions 1 answers

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deleted by a moderator It was a feature of FF4 to emulate Safari. Open a new tab, and you get a choice of previously selected sites. FF5 won't even switch to the new tab automatically, let alone show recent pages.

rudeness to other posters here is not tolerated here - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Forum+and+chat+rules+and+guidelines

Modified by the-edmeister

dtberry 0 solutions 1 answers

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The thumbnails were not a feature of Firefox. They came from the Google Toolbar, which does not yet work with FF5.

This is a paste from the Google Toolbar help page.

We are aware of Google Toolbar not working in Firefox 5, and we are actively looking into it. We apologize for the inconvenience.

EllieGee 0 solutions 3 answers

I dislike not having those thumbnails on my work PC - my home one will NOT update to the latest FF until the have sorted it out....also got a problem with no longer having a drop down box adjacent to the back/forward arrow where you can select the page you want to revert to - who wants to go back a page at a time??!!

I will try to find postings on this and rant some more :)