This post is following on from our post how to make the new tab in Firefox go to a useful page. Firefox 13.0 has now been released and their seems to many upset people around the internet that your history is now shown when you open a new tab.
If you don’t want to change the new tab homepage to something more useful than you can disable this new feature which will then make your pages return to the about blank page. To do this follow the instructions below. Click image to move to next.
Open Firefox and in the address bar type about:config you will get a warning message as below. Click I will be careful.
The next screen presents you with multiple options related to your browser
Note: Do not change any settings if you do not know what they do it could cause your browser to become unstable.
Scroll down the page until you find browser.newtabpage.enabled. Right click on this option and select toggle so that it changes the setting to false.
If you now open a new tab you should see the old blank page as you got before. It is worth noting again that you don’t have to have a blank page you can set the new tab homepage to be anything you want by changing the newtab.url.