Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 12 days ago

#30662 new defect

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
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 0.1
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor44-can

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.

Child Tickets

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 weeks ago by pili

Sponsor: Sponsor44-can

Adding Sponsor 44 to ESR68 tickets

comment:2 Changed 13 days ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201909 added
Points: 0.1

#31604 is a duplicate.

comment:3 Changed 13 days ago by pospeselr

Why not about:tor in new tab?

comment:4 Changed 12 days 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 12 days 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 12 days 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.

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