New Tab Tweaker

New Tab Tweaker

Make a new tab your own with custom background color, wallpapers, redirection, and other tweaks.

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What is New Tab Tweaker?

New Tab Tweaker is a Firefox add-on that allows you to customize your new tab page with custom background color, wallpapers, redirection, and other tweaks. It is the perfect tool to personalize your browsing experience and make your new tab page reflect your style.

Stats date:
By: rharel
Users: 63 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.69 (13)
Version: 1.7.1 (Last updated: 2017-10-09)
Creation date: 2017-05-07
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • storage
  • topSites
  • http://localhost/*
Size: 84.32K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Do you find yourself gazing upon Firefox's default bland-and-boring 'New Tab' page far more often that you do the wonderful wallpaper you oh so carefully chose to decorate your Desktop with? If so, then this is the add-on for you!


  • Custom background color.
  • Custom wallpaper image(s).
  • Custom redirection.
  • Custom top site visibility.
How to use local files as wallpapers Firefox currently does not allow WebExtensions to access 'file:///...' URLs. However, until that becomes possible, New Tab Tweaker does support the following workaround:
  1. Install HTTP File Server (HFS)
  2. Host your wallpaper directory on HFS.
  3. Add the following line to the wallpaper URLs textbox in New Tab Tweaker's options (without quotes): '[list] http://localhost/[WP]/?tpl=list'. Where '[WP]' is the path to your wallpaper directory on HFS. If that directory contains sub-folders with images, replace '?tpl=list' with '?tpl=list&folders-filter=\&recursive' instead.
The URL above will instruct HFS to build a list of all files in your wallpaper directory. The [list] tag at the front of the line tells New Tab Tweaker to treat the URL not as an image, but as a list of URLs to images. One will be selected randomly from among them. You can configure HFS to launch at system start for your convenience.

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User reviews
by KRIS, 2021-02-14

I just wanted to change the background color to white. The latest firefox update changed how firefox page's background colors are displayed. When using a dark theme, these pages still had white backgrounds which I liked. Now they are dark background. With this I just wanted to make the background for the new tab page white. I can't do that though, I have to either use this addon's new tab page or find my own custom new tab page to use. I just wanted the default new tab page white. This addon works fine but it doesn't have what I'm looking for.
by Punching You, 2019-10-22
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Risk impact

New Tab Tweaker may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

New Tab Tweaker has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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