Today I noticed a post on How-to geek in my rss-feeder Modify New Tab Behaviour in Firefox with NewTabURL. Now that is something I have been looking for, for a long time now. I think the default blank thing is nothing, I want my homepage to show up when I open a new tab. And I think FF should have had this ages ago. But an extension works for me.

First of course you install the extension in FF. Then you go to the options to set it up like you can see on the how-to geek page.

But it didn’t work for me the first time around. The yahoo page from AVG came up instead.

It has been there for a while and it really bothered me because I like google better for searching anyway and I always had to click the homepage button, I think that is one click too many.

But you can turn that thing off. Go to options.

And then uncheck the checkbox that says “Show Yahoo! search box on new tabs in the browser.”.

And Yippee the NewTabUrlextension works like a charm now.

I’m a happy camper.