Hide or display content in New Tab

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You can set your New Tab page to show a search bar, your most visited sites, recommended and highlighted stories or nothing at all. To access these controls, click the menu button Fx57Menu , choose OptionsPreferences and select the Home panel. You can also click on the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner of the New Tab page. Learn more about these controls here.

You can set your New Tab page to show your most visited sites or nothing at all. To access these controls, click on the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner of the new tab. Learn more about these controls here.

Customize your New Tab page

  1. Click the cogwheel at the top right corner of the New Tab page.

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  2. Put a check mark next to the settings you want to see:
    • Search: turns the search box on or off on the New Tab page.
    • Top Sites: shows sites you visit the most.
      • Put a check mark next to Show two rows if you'd like to see an additional row of Top Sites.
    • Recommended by Pocket (U.S., Canada and Germany only) to see stories that are popular among Pocket users.
      • Show Sponsored Stories (U.S. only) to see the occasional sponsored article. These will be clearly marked if you choose to turn this on. See Sponsored Stories (Pocket site).
    • Highlights to see pages you've visited or bookmarked recently.
    • Snippets to see stories from Mozilla.

Blank New Tab page

If you prefer a blank page:

  1. Click the cogwheel at the top right corner of the New Tab page.

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  2. Remove all check marks to hide all sections from your New Tab page.
  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu , choose OptionsPreferences and select the Home panel.
    • (You can also click the cogwheel icon at the top right corner of the New Tab page.)
  2. Under Firefox Home Content, put a checkmark next to the sections you want to see on your New Tab page. Some sections will let you choose the number of rows you want to see on your New Tab page:
    • Web Search: turns the search box on or off on the New Tab page.
    • Top Sites: shows your most visited sites. (Use the drop-down menu to indicate how many rows of Top Sites you want to view).
    • Recommended by Pocket (U.S., Canada and Germany only) to see stories that are popular among Pocket users.
      • Show Sponsored Stories (U.S. only) to see the occasional sponsored article. These will be clearly marked if you choose to turn this on. See Sponsored Stories (Pocket site).
    • Highlights to see pages you've visited or bookmarked recently.
      • Visited Pages
      • Bookmarks
      • Most Recent Download
      • Pages Saved to Pocket
    • Snippets to see stories from Mozilla.

Blank New Tab page

If you prefer a blank page when you open a new tab:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu , choose OptionsPreferences and select the Home panel.
    • (You can also click the cogwheel icon at the top right corner of the New Tab page.)
  2. Under New Windows and Tabs, select Blank Page from the New tabs drop-down menu.
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If you also prefer a blank page as your home page and when opening new windows, follow the above steps and select Blank Page from the Homepage and new windows drop-down menu. See How to set the home page for more information.

Show your top sites

Click the cogwheel icon on the New Tab page and put a check mark next to Show your top sites.

Show a blank New Tab

To remove all sites from the New Tab page, select Show blank page.

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Disable New Tab controls

To hide everything on the New Tab page, including the New Tab controls (or to choose the page that opens in a new tab) you can install the New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) add-on.

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