bugGNUzilla - Bugs: bug #52019, New Tab Controls removed

 
 

bug #52019: New Tab Controls removed

Submitted by:  David Hedlund <beloved>
Submitted on:  Thu 14 Sep 2017 03:44:33 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open

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Thu 14 Sep 2017 04:32:01 PM UTC, comment #2:

"My personal low-tech workaround is just to set the following value in
about:config :

browser.newtabpage.enabled;false

This makes the new tab page essentially the same as about:blank

Might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it solves the security
issue without introducing an additional add-on.

my $0.02" - KR

David Hedlund <beloved>
Project Member
Thu 14 Sep 2017 03:58:26 PM UTC, comment #1:

Compared browsers

  • Firefox ESR 52.3.0 (64-bit)
  • IceCat: Version: 52.3.0-gnu1+7.0trisquel3 Architecture: amd64
David Hedlund <beloved>
Project Member
Thu 14 Sep 2017 03:44:33 PM UTC, original submission:

The New Tab page in Firefox will show your most visited sites by default and it can be a privacy issue if someone else see them. In GNU IceCat there is no New Tab Controls on the New Tab so you cannot set it to "Show blank page".

A workaround is to use New Tab Override (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/) to show another page on New Tab (but you have to configure it) as recommended by Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hide-or-display-sites-new-tab-page#w_disable-new-tab-controls.

Why is New Tab Controls removed from IceCat?

Can you add New Tab Controls to IceCat?

David Hedlund <beloved>
Project Member

 

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