Posts Tagged ‘new tab page’

Sponsored Tiles in Firefox – Here They Are

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

I have no hard data to back up this theory, but it’s always seemed to me that as more and more advertisements are crammed into my internet viewing experience, the chance that I will actually pay any attention to those ads decreases proportionately.

When Mozilla announced that it would add so-called Directory Tiles to Firefox, it was heavily criticized for it even though most users of the browser won’t come into contact with the feature often if at all. While you can criticize the choice of name, as sponsored tiles would make more sense here, it is not a feature that plasters ads all over the Firefox browser in an effort to make money.

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Google Rolling Out New Features for New Tab Page

Friday, August 9th, 2013

It’s always seemed to me that Google could do a whole lot more with the New Tab page to make it more useful and accessible … unfortunately, this article makes it sounds like Google needs to try again.

Google popularized the “New Tab page” with its Chrome web browser, a feature that Firefox has also adopted. The Chrome version has many cool features, such as your most viewed web pages, a Google search box, access to the Chrome store, apps and the ability to customize the background from an array of images provided in the store. Customers can even use their own images to create a theme, though this requires anĀ app called My Chrome Theme.

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How to Disable the New Tab Page in Chrome

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Here’s an interesting trick; for some reason, I get a huge kick out of the fact that so many people want to undo the effects of browser upgrades.

If you are on the Google Chrome Stable channel you may have noticed that Google recently changed the new tab page in the web browser. The page now opens with the most visited sites and navigational elements on the right and bottom of the screen to switch to the web apps listing or bookmarks. The Internet and especially Google’s Help forum is full of users who want their old new tab page back and disable the new one.

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Firefox to Get Redesigned New Tab Page

Friday, August 26th, 2011

I predict that some day, the interfaces for all of the major browsers will look exactly the same …

When you open a new tab in the Firefox browser you end up with a blank page starring back at you. Other browsers like Opera or Google Chrome display popular sites or bookmarks on the new tab page to provide the user with quick access to often used web services and features.

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Predictive Newtab for Firefox – Dynamic Site Suggestions

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Most of the time, these “dynamic site suggestion” tools feel more like advertising than a handy shortcut …

In most web browsers, when you click on the new tab button or use the shortcut Ctrl-t, you get a new tab page with a set of bookmarks. The idea behind those “speed dial” like new tab pages is to give users a chance to open often visited websites quickly. Opera went ahead recently with Opera Next by adding dynamic contents to the new tab page, including an ability to install extensions that dynamically update content on that page. Google Chrome on the other hand displays most visited and recently closed pages along web apps and bookmarks. The new tab page on Firefox is blank, at least on my computer. I’m not sure if that is the default behavior or if I have changed a setting in the past.

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