Opened 6 months ago

Closed 2 months ago

Last modified 38 hours ago

#30662 closed defect (duplicate)

Make sure about:newtab is blank

Reported by: acat Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ff68-esr, TorBrowserTeam201909, BugSmashFund
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 0.1
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

My understanding is that currently the desired behaviour is that about:newtab pages should be blank instead of the default Firefox newtab page. While working on #30429 I realized that after applying most of the desktop patches about:newtab is still the Firefox default. Setting browser.newtabpage.enabled = false achieves the desired effect, but this pref is true for current esr60 and I could not find a browser patch that explicitly sets about:newtab to blank for current esr60.

In any case, we should probably set browser.newtabpage.enabled = false for esr68.

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by pili

Sponsor: Sponsor44-can

Adding Sponsor 44 to ESR68 tickets

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201909 added
Points: 0.1

#31604 is a duplicate.

comment:3 Changed 3 months ago by pospeselr

Why not about:tor in new tab?

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by acat

I think it's a good idea, but maybe there is some reason why it's about:blank currently?

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by mcs

I am in favor of leaving the new tab page as about:blank. It loads very fast and most of the time when I open a new tab I know where I want to go (so I just start typing it in the URL bar). For me, a page that contains any content at all is just a distraction. But maybe I am in the minority.

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 3 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to mcs:

I am in favor of leaving the new tab page as about:blank. It loads very fast and most of the time when I open a new tab I know where I want to go (so I just start typing it in the URL bar). For me, a page that contains any content at all is just a distraction. But maybe I am in the minority.

+1, FWIW you aren't in the minority.

comment:7 Changed 2 months ago by gk

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Got fixed in #31575.

comment:8 Changed 38 hours ago by pili

Keywords: BugSmashFund added

BugSmashFund can be used for the ESR work done so far

comment:9 Changed 38 hours ago by pili

Sponsor: Sponsor44-can

Sponsor 44 only covered PM and Team Lead work

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