I deleted my history and now my tabs page is empty. It is not just that the thumbnails are missing, there are no suggested websites filling in the empty spaces. It is like somehow when I cleared my history it stopped adding new history at least in the tabs page. Can I get it to turn that function back on?
Does it help if you click such an empty square on the new tab page to open such a page?
The thumbnails on the about:newtab page are generated from the cache, so if the page is not in the cache or otherwise can't or won't (secure pages) be rendered as a PNG image then you will get an empty box.
If there is no history then you get an about:newtab page with empty boxes (no URLs).
Hi - Thanks for the post. I can not click on an empty square to open anything. The blank squares are truly empty, not just missing the thumbnails. I'm pretty sure I messed this feature up when I cleared my history. Now it doesn't seem to be acquiring new history & I don't know how to make it start up again. Any ideas on how to tell it to start gathering history again?
Can you drag an bookmark or history item in to such an empty square?
Are you keeping history?
Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode.
Yes, I can drag sites to the empty spaces. Some show thumbnails, some do not. I do appear to be keeping history, and I double checked my settings -- I am not in permanent private browsing mode. I guess it is fine that I can drag sites to those spaces, but I kind of liked it when those spaces were being filled based on my usage. Otherwise I can just use my toolbar. I dunno...
Does it help to close and restart Firefox?
In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes" do not clear Browsing History and probably also do not clear cache.