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Allow to remove default sites from newtab




Activity Streams: Newtab
3 months ago
22 hours ago


(Reporter: flore, Unassigned)



56 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix, firefox58 wontfix)




3 months ago
I am using Nightly, with my own profile and I clear my history every time I close Nightly. And every time I open a new tab with a clean history, I have the "default" new tabs: Facebook, Youtube, Amazon, Yahoo, Twitter... And there is no way to remove/hide any of this. There should be an option to do so.

I understand that these would be useful for a first lauch of Firefox / Nightly, but I should be able to choose which ones I want to remove without having to pin other tabs just for removing those I don't care about.

Example: I don't care about facebook or ebay, but I am ok to keep twitter and yahoo.

It could be done by adding a menu item "Don't show me this anymore" to the ... menu.

Comment 1

3 months ago
There's a preference in the top right corner to turn off top sites. Is that acceptable?

Comment 2

3 months ago
It's a solution, but not really a satisfying one. Because, in that case, I don't see any suggestions anymore: not those I have pinned nor those I have browsed.

See, I have pinned 3 sites that I use on a daily basis, they stay even when history is cleared (normal, it's like bookmarks)
When I open my browser (clean history), these 3 sites appear on newtab but then "default" new tabs are added and I would like to choose which should not appear because I never visit them, while keeping others I might visit (but not every day).

Think of that like the default bookmarks or search engines: nice idea / suggestions but I can remove those I don't want.


3 months ago

Comment 3

2 months ago
Activity Stream should just respect browser.newtabpage.enhanced=false like the old newtab.
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix
status-firefox58: --- → wontfix
Priority: -- → P3

Comment 4

22 hours ago
It has been fixed for some time now, but I can't remember when exactly.
Using 58.0a1 (2017-10-15), I removed some default sites (facebook, ebay) and they don't reappear on the newtab page, even when the history has been cleared.
Last Resolved: 22 hours ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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