I have seen many messages on this topic saying that this can't be done going back years, but nobody with the power to fix this seems to have taken any notice and done any… (read more)
I have seen many messages on this topic saying that this can't be done going back years, but nobody with the power to fix this seems to have taken any notice and done anything about it.
I use my tablet for both personal and business browsing and I simply cannot have my personal browsing habits being displayed to my business clients every time I open a new tab. Furthermore, if I use my tablet to purchases a gift for somebody, the last thing I want is for a link to that gift to start randomly popping up in new tabs the next time I use my tablet in front of the person for whom that gift was purchased. This is just nor acceptable!
All I want is for the "browser.newtab.url" preference to be implemented in Firefox for Android so that I can use it without having my private browsing history leaked to anybody who might be watching (especially if I'm giving a presentation in a conference room!). Is this so much to ask? I use Firefox as my default desktop browser and would like to use it on my tablet, but this issue has prevented me from doing so. Since I am not prepared to have privacy leaking software installed on my tablet, having established that this is still a problem, I have, very reluctantly, been forced to remove Firefox from my tablet again.
Please Please Please fix this, this is a critical privacy issue that really matters to me and I suspect many other.
Note: Constantly clearing browser history or using private browsing for everything is not a solution to this. The solution is to have a blank page as the default for a new tab.