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Not a question, but a solution to unwanted thumbnails appearing in new tab.

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I have been forced to create a new profile because, after an update to version 17.0, Firefox persisted in opening tabs from the previous session. Unfortunately another problem developed, namely, the constant appearance of a series of thumbnails in a new tab, a facility that I definitely do not want. After consulting Mozilla help and forums I tried all of the suggested solutions to no avail.

I eventually went about:config browser.newtabpage.enabled and rendered it false. The annoying thumbnails have disappeared!!!!!

I have been forced to create a new profile because, after an update to version 17.0, Firefox persisted in opening tabs from the previous session. Unfortunately another problem developed, namely, the constant appearance of a series of thumbnails in a new tab, a facility that I definitely do not want. After consulting Mozilla help and forums I tried all of the suggested solutions to no avail. I eventually went about:config browser.newtabpage.enabled and rendered it false. The annoying thumbnails have disappeared!!!!!

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this is also documented in the New Tab Page - show, hide and customize top sites help article (see the section "How do I turn the new tab page off").

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philipp
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this is also documented in the New Tab Page - show, hide and customize top sites help article (see the section "How do I turn the new tab page off").

this is also documented in the [[New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites]] help article (see the section "How do I turn the new tab page off").

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I had already tried this and it did not work for me.

I had already tried this and it did not work for me.

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I take it that this is spam.

I take it that this is spam.
cor-el
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Yes, that post was spam and I've removed it.

You can create these Boolean prefs on the about:config page if you want to disable the thumbnails on the about:newtab page.

  • name: browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled with value: true
  • name: pageThumbs.enabled with value: false
Yes, that post was spam and I've removed it. You can create these Boolean prefs on the about:config page if you want to disable the thumbnails on the about:newtab page. *name: browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled with value: true *name: pageThumbs.enabled with value: false *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
veyselcelik 0 solutions 4 answers

What does "pageThumbs.enabled" do?

What does "pageThumbs.enabled" do?