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.

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.


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!


Download the NewTabURL extension (version 1.6.3)

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