The thumbnails on the new tab page are missing - how to get them back

No one has helped translate this article yet. Join us and help get the job done!

The Firefox New Tab page shows pictures of the sites you visit frequently. Sometimes, some or all of these images are not displayed. We'll explain why that happens and how to get them back when it's possible.

Important: If your new tab page has been unexpectedly changed to display a website, see Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

Toggle the images back on

There is a small grid button in the upper-right corner of the page that toggles the images on and off. You may just need to click it to turn them on.

show new tab page

Make Firefox create new images for the new tab page

The images will get re-stored as you use the new tab page to go to those websites again.

  1. Open the new tab page by clicking the + button on the tab strip.
  2. Click on one of the blank images to go to a website. Note, that it works only for left-click, opening in new tab doesn't do the trick.
  3. This is important - let the website finish loading (wait for the spinning greenblueorange loading icon in the tab to stop).
  4. Open the new tab page again and you will see a new image for the website you just went to.
  5. Repeat this process for the rest of the missing images.
Note: Some websites don't allow images to be generated and saved so they'll show up blank even after doing the steps above. Also, clearing your browsing history (manually or automatically when Firefox closes) will delete the images.



Share this article: http://mzl.la/MnZCmj

Was this article helpful? Please wait...

These fine people helped write this article: Verdi, scoobidiver, Swarnava, Matt_G, clemopcl. You can help too - find out how.