Blank New Tab

Blank New Tab

Use a blank page as your new tab page.

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What is Blank New Tab?

'Blank New Tab' is a user-friendly and lightweight Firefox add-on. Its main function is to change your new tab page to 'about:blank', eliminating the usual thumbnails and search box. No additional settings are needed to use this add-on. However, if you are using Firefox 61 or above, you can easily set your 'New tabs' to 'Blank Page' through Firefox's own Settings, rendering this add-on unnecessary.

Stats date:
By: xofe
Users: 931 ▲ 2
Rating: 4.77 (35)
Version: 2.1.0 (Last updated: 2023-04-15)
Creation date: 2015-08-28
Weekly download count: 26
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Size: 7.94K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

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Blank New Tab
Blank New Tab (v0.0.2)
4.65 (99) 5,219
Not available on Edge

All this add-on does is is set the new tab page to a blank page (about:blank) rather than the usual new tab page with the thumbnails and search box, to make up for the removal of the 'browser.newtab.url' preference in Firefox 41.

If you are using Firefox 61 or later, you don't need this add-on. Instead, open the Firefox Settings page, click the "Home" section at the side, and change the "New tabs" option to "Blank Page".

No settings to configure. Code totals 146 bytes of HTML, no JS (version 2.1.0).

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Simple and plain new tab page
  • Has dark and light themes
  • No permissions required
  • It is useful for users who use mouse gestures
  • Helpful for people with eye problems
  • Allows users to avoid seeing frequently-visited websites listed
  • There is a brief white flash when opening a new tab which some users find defeating the purpose of this add-on
  • It delays keyboard input by 0.5 seconds
  • The moon-shaped icon can be disruptive for some users
Most mentioned
  • White flash when opening a new tab
  • Ability to choose between dark and light themes
  • Delay in keyboard input
  • Replacing about:newtab with about:blank
  • No permissions required
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Risk impact

Blank New Tab is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Blank New Tab is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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