New tab preferences should allow Custom URLS... like for new window

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enhancement
P3
normal
UNCONFIRMED
4 months ago
23 days ago

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(Reporter: blmatthews, Unassigned)

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Description

4 months ago

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

Steps to reproduce:

In Preferences > Home in the New Windows and Tabs section, the first entry is "Home page and new windows" which allows choosing Firefox Home (Default), Custom URLs..., and Blank Page. The next entry is New tabs where the choices are only Firefox Home (Default) and Blank Page. Firefox should allow Custom URL... for new tabs like it does for new windows.

Actual results:

There's no way to specify a custom URL to be opened in new tabs.

Expected results:

There should be a way to specify a custom URL to open in a new tab like there is for a new window.

Component: Untriaged → Preferences
Component: Preferences → New Tab Page
Type: defect → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
Component: New Tab Page → Activity Streams: Newtab

I see the same problem. This is double annoying, because it would be more consistent with the new-page setting, since it could have the same three-element dropdown list instead of a surprising two-element dropdown list.

This is for Firefox 67.0 (64-Bit) on GNU/Linux ((K-)Ubuntu).

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