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TopSitesColumns?

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Hey there! I am looking for a setting that sets the columns in the new tab page.

i know about: "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows" This is the same as going to the settings and changing it in the drop down menu.

Is there something that can set the quantity of columns?

Hey there! I am looking for a setting that sets the columns in the new tab page. i know about: "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows" This is the same as going to the settings and changing it in the drop down menu. Is there something that can set the quantity of columns?

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The number of columns is determined automatically depending on how much space there is (window width) and has a maximum, but it can't be adjusted via about:config.

You can look at this extension:

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Hi, the extension is no longer maintained. I understand that it adapts to the width, but i still have a lot of space to the sides, a setting to allow up to a certain ammount of columns would be nice. Maybe i can do it through custom.css, by reducing the padding.

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Custom rules in a userContent.css file (the lesser known cousin of the userChrome.css file) could be used to modify the width of the centered column. For example:

.ds-outer-wrapper-breakpoint-override main {
  width: 1280px !important;
}
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You would have to wrap such rules in userContent.css in a @-moz-document block for safety and stability.

/* about:home - about:newtab */
@-moz-document
 url-prefix(about:newtab),
 url-prefix(about:home) {
  .ds-outer-wrapper-breakpoint-override main {
    width: 1280px !important;
  }
}

More info about userChrome.css/userContent.css in case you are not familiar: *https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html

In Firefox 69 and later you need to set this pref to true on the about:config page to enable userChrome.css and userContent.css in the chrome folder.


WARNING: modifications made through a userChrome.css or userContent.css file can stop working as Firefox evolves in new releases, and can break Firefox or cause strange behavior.

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The problem with both of these solutions, is that the quantity of tiles remain the same, which in turn means that, if i have like i do now, 3 rows with 8 tiles each, and i use a line that changes the distances like that, what happens is that i still have 24 tiles, but end up having them in a weird disposition, for example 10/10/4. These last 4 are not even centered, they are aligned to the left. If i go to the settings and set to 4 rows, it simply adds another 8 tiles to the row3, it fills up all the way to 10, and the 2 extra tiles go to the row 4. The optimal behaviour would be to add rows and have also a setting for columns, this way i could make it, for example 3 rows with 10 tiles each.

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You could ask for enough extra rows that you can hide the last one.

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This is ridiculous. There used to be a nice, simple setting for this in about:config. You're right, it's gone now. Who's running firefox these days?? Firefox's main selling point has always been customization and configurability with good security. I don't understand reducing functionality. Please put the user back in charge.

"There is no longer a way to manually adjust the number of columns" is just such a weird decision to make. My newtab page could easily fit four additional columns. I'd settle for two.

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Hi catnapster, Mozilla has a product suggestion site at https://connect.mozilla.org/. If you have time, it would be a good idea to post this request there to get into the current feedback stream. Use the "Ideas" section of the site.

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