Permanently disable Firefox new tab features

Starting with Firefox 13 when you click a new tab it will display your favorite and most-visited websites. This give you an easy and quick way to access your favorite websites. On they other hand some people don’t like the new tab feature in Firefox and I have been asked by a few people if there is a way to disable it. Luckily there is an easy and permanent way to change it back and make it behave as it did before. All you have to do is change one setting in the Firefox about:config page.

Here are the steps:

  1. In the address bar in Firefox type: about:config
  2. Search for: browser.newtab.url
  3. Change the value to: about:blank or about:home

Note: The about:home will open your home page when you open a new tab and about:blank will open a blank page when open a new tab.

If you later decide you would like go use the “favorite and most-visited websites” tab again just go back and reset the value back to: about:newtab

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