Here are 5 free Firefox plugins to customize new tab page.
Firefox comes with a native feature to show suggested sites or top sites in new tab page. However, there are many great Firefox plugins which can help to turn new tab into a more meaningful and productive tab. I have covered list of such add-ons in this list.
Most of the Firefox plugins in this list are handy to show recently closed tabs, note maker, most visited pages, and more. Apart from these options, each individual Firefox add-on comes with its special feature. For example, you can see date and time, check how many times you have visited a site, create groups to add favorite sites, etc.
Let’s start with the first new tab customizer Firefox add-on available in this list.
New Tab King plugin is one of my favorites in this list. It helps to show and create a to-do list, check the most visited sites or pages, and recently closed tabs. Up to 999 most used sites can be viewed by this plugin on new tab page. Moreover, you can also see how many times you opened a particular website.
This add-on provides two different view modes to show most visited sites: Classic (List View) and Thumbnail View mode. It’s your wish which mode you want to activate. There are many other important options available in this plugin which makes it handy. For example, you can check similar sites, set background image of new tab, adjust size of to-do list and recently closed tabs list, and more.
Full review of New Tab King is here.
FVD Speed Dial is also a fantastic Firefox plugin and a strong competitor to other plugins available in this list. It provides features similar to New Tab King plugin. You can see the list of recently closed tabs, most visited sites, and popular sites in new tab page.
Its unique feature is that you can create a custom group and can add favorite sites on that group. Each group can contain multiple sites which are visible in the new tab as tiles. So it’s a much better plugin when you have to organize frequently used websites in categories.
Check its full review.
New Tab Tools is another great add-on to customize the new tab of Firefox. It makes very easy for you to access the built-in features of Firefox as well as add favorite sites as tiles in new tab page. After installing this add-on, you can open Downloads, History, Add-ons, Bookmarks, etc., in just one click. Moreover, all your favorite sites will be visible as tiles which are neatly separated from each other.
You can also set the number of rows, columns, grid margin, grid spacing, size of tile title, and more. Apart from this, you can add section to view recently closed tabs, set page background image, and choose between dark and light theme of this plugin.
Super Start Firefox add-on brings the feature to add your favorite sites in new tab page. It also provides a context menu option to add an active page to the new tab. So it’s your choice whether you want to manually add your preferred sites or use right-click menu to add sites in the new tab.
Apart from this, you can also add plain text notes that will be visible every time you open a new tab. Thumbnails of all the favorites sites are visible in the new tab and you can open any site in a single click. By default, it shows only 4 thumbnails in a row, but you can customize the settings to show more thumbnails in one row.
Here is the full review of Super Start.
Moment is also a good new tab customizer add-on for Firefox. It’s a bit different than other add-ons available in this list. Instead of showing the list of recently closed tabs, to-do list, and other tabs, it turns your new tab to show weather condition and date.
A minimalist clock along with current date is visible on every new tab opened by you. On the bottom of new tab page, it shows the temperature and weather type of default location. You can also adjust settings to change the background color, time and date format, and location for weather.
All these are my best picked new tab customizer add-ons for Firefox. However, If I have to recommend you any from this list, my answer will be New Tab King. For those who just need a simple new tab page, they can use Moment Firefox add-on.