Blank Dark Tab

Blank Dark Tab

Replace the new tab with a blank page matching Firefox's built-in dark mode

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What is Blank Dark Tab?

Blank Dark Tab is a Firefox add-on by Dan Mattera. This add-on has 93 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.00. The latest version, 1.0.7, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 93
Rating: 4.00 (6)
Version: 1.0.7 (Last updated: 2019-06-02)
Creation date: 2019-06-02
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Overrides home page: Yes
Size: 52.19K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
- Color scheme matches Firefox's built-in dark mode
          - Zero JavaScript and less than 10 lines of HTML make this 
            extension as lightweight and simple as it gets.
Risk impact

Blank Dark Tab requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Blank Dark Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews

by Fire.Fox, 2020-02-07

New tabs still flash white before turning dark, so default newtab remains white. Still a great, simple add-on that doesn't require a large, suspect download to work. Update 2019-10-11: Setting "" to True and restarting Firefox may avoid the white flash issue for some, but it doesn't seem to improve my experience under Windows 7. The Blank Dark Tab developer, Dan, has found that this issue is further resolved in the Firefox Nightly builds at the time of this update. Thanks to Dan for the great response, which might be visible below.
by leftdisconnected, 2019-10-06
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