[New Tab Page] don't display redirect sources

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Firefox
New Tab Page
6 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: atopal, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
The new tab page page feature is great, but it displays redirects next to the actual page, so spiegel.de is next to www.spiegel.de. There are two issues with this:

1. spiegel.de is displayed as a blank page, which makes sense, since it always only redirects to www.spiegel.de

2. Having the urls next to each other provides no benefit whatsoever and takes away the space that could be used by other pages. From my top 9 pages, 3 are blank redirects.

It can be tricky to figure out which one to display, the plain one or the one with www. I have daringfireball.net in my top list, but that redirects from wwww.daringfireball.net to firefball.net. So, I guess my suggestion is, see if any of the two destinations is a blank page, only display the real one. If both of them have real content, display both.
(In reply to Kadir Topal [:atopal] from comment #0)
> 1. spiegel.de is displayed as a blank page, which makes sense, since it
> always only redirects to www.spiegel.de

That's bug 705911.

> 2. Having the urls next to each other provides no benefit whatsoever and
> takes away the space that could be used by other pages. From my top 9 pages,
> 3 are blank redirects.

Indeed.

So I suppose you're using Firefox Sync? The new tab page is supposed to only display redirect targets *but* that information gets lost when these hits are synced from another device. So they're not counted as redirect sources but normal hits which then lets those appear on the new tab page. That should be bug 559175 which seems far from being fixed :/
Blocks: 455553
Depends on: 559175
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Just for clarification: Yes, I am a sync user.
Summary: new tab page / speed dial displays redirects → [New Tab Page] don't display redirect sources
Duplicate of this bug: 723957
Duplicate of this bug: 721445

Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 733706
Mass-move to Firefox::New Tab Page.

Filter on new-tab-page-component.
Component: General → New Tab Page

Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1035585
Duplicate of this bug: 761774
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