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How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

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How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

I love the thumbnails that open up my recently opened pages in a new tab. Can I set my home page to show these thumbnails when I start firefox? Thanks

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

You set the number of rows and columns that appear on the about:newtab page by modifying these prefs on the about:config page via a double-click.

  • browser.newtabpage.columns (3)
  • browser.newtabpage.rows (3)

You can also use this extension:

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

You can set the home page to about:newtab.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page

See also this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

Thank you but, I don't want to open all the recently opened web pages, which happens when I set my homepage as 'about:newtab' , I want to have all the thumbnails on my homepage so I can choose which page to open, just like when I open a new tab.

Thanks chris.

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

Did you try to set the Home page to about:newtab?

That will make the New Tab page with the nine squares appear if you click to Home button, but it won't open links.

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

I had my home page set up so that 15 or so of my favorites each had their own thumbnail, and this is the wasy it appeared every time I went to it. But I had to restore my original settings to get rid of a problem, now I can't figure out how to set the home page back up again. I currently have it set up with 9 thumbnails, how do I get to 15 or 20?

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

You set the number of rows and columns that appear on the about:newtab page by modifying these prefs on the about:config page via a double-click.

  • browser.newtabpage.columns (3)
  • browser.newtabpage.rows (3)

You can also use this extension:

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

Thank You!

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

You're welcome

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

I finally stumbled through this, and got the 15 thumbnails on the screen. Each thumbnail has a web site attatched to it, and when I click on the thumbnail, it takes me to that specific site, however, some of the thumbnails now display an image of the website they represent, while others remain blank. How do I get the blank ones to display the image of the page they represent?

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Re: How can I set my home page just like the new tab page, which shows my recently opened pages a thumbnails?

Pages that send a no-store or no-cache header (Tools > Page Info > General) aren't cached and thus Firefox does not generate a thumbnail (Bug #754608).