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Modify New Tab Behavior in Firefox with NewTabURL

Wanting Firefox to open a specific page or URL whenever you open a new tab? Now you can specify exactly what opens in that new tab each time with the NewTabURL extension.

Setting NewTabURL Up

Once you have finished installing the extension, the best place to start is with the options for NewTabURL. There is only one window, but it gives you very nice options to work with!

As you can see, you can choose the specific page or URL to be loaded when a new tab is opened. One of the very nice features of this extension is the ability to load an URL that is in the Windows Clipboard as soon as you open a new tab (very convenient!). Notice that you can have the extension use that specific URL only once or more than once.

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Here you can see an example of an URL that was in the Windows Clipboard and was immediately loaded when a new tab was opened. Notice that the entire address is also automatically selected.

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Conclusion

If you find yourself opening new tabs often and needing something specific each time, then NewTabURL will definitely help make your browsing experience more enjoyable. Have fun!

Links

Download the NewTabURL extension (version 1.6.3)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/18/09

Comments (4)

  1. Shail

    Great!

  2. Terraromaster

    I think it’ll be great to review “Back to Close” and “SearchLoad Options” add-ons, they totally change the way you browse and save a great deal of unnecessary clicks here and there.

  3. vistamike

    NewTabURL, crikey been waiting for something like this for a while…grandtastic!

  4. eddie

    Hey AA,
    feel free to check out New Tab King – it let’s you see your most visited sites, recently closed tabs, suggested sites and gives you a Google search-bar – All when you launch a new tab.

    Would be great to have your comments on this FF extension.

    cheers
    Eddie

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