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Have you heard about the New Tab King? You haven’t?

Well then what do you see when you hit Control + T in Firefox?

When you open a new tab do you see a blank window or is there some useful data you can use?

Did you even know you could have some cool and useful things there when you opened a new tab?

Most people running Firefox out of the box see something like this:

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That is way better than what I get when I open Internet Explorer’s new tab by default:

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Now how about we replace our Firefox new tab screen with something totally awesome? How does this strike you?

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So not only do you get a list of the most used websites, you also have shortcuts to popular windows folders and applications! You can open My Documents or Outlook with a single click. There is a button for recently closed tabs as well as the fabled Boss mode key.

Let’s install it and have a look at it. You can find the download here www.thenewtabking.com or via their Firefox plug-in page here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10828. Download the plug-in and you will see this:

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Simply hit Install Now, let it install and then restart your browser. When you Firefox restarts you won’t notice anything new until you actually open a blank tab. Then you will see the screen we showed you above. Let’s take a look at it’s features. By clicking on the different headings under Most Used Websites you can see what sites you have visited most often in the morning, afternoon, evening or night. Strangely all my browsing is almost identical regardless of time of day – but hey that’s just me!

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You can click the boss button:

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And your most used websites will become that of an older stock broker”¦ Check it out for yourself below.

It still might not be appropriate for your environment but hey it’s better than porn right!

(Disclaimer: Don’t browse porn during work! You will still get caught!)

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A very simple but functional plug-in. You can also change the default girl in the background to something else by hitting the Customize Background button up in the upper right hand corner of the window. It has these images by default:

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But you can always just go ahead and browse on over to your own images. What do you use for your new tabs in Firefox? We would love to hear so share your new tab magic with us in the comments!

  1. Eddie Weber
    October 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Hi - Eddie from New Tab King here again. I wanted to invite you to our latest and greatest version at:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/versions/10828#version-2.1.0

    let me know what you think!
    --eddie

  2. Alok
    May 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thanx for sharing this useful addon. Please correct the link address of new tab king. It is

    newtabking.com/

    Once again thanx.

  3. Hiqutipie
    April 26, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    It Rocks...Love it...Would also like it more if you could manage the shorcuts yourself...

  4. Daniel
    April 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I must be weird. I would never want to see anything but about:blank when I open my browser or a new tab. That'd be like buying a journal with pre-filled-in pages. A new tab is a blank canvas. I can do with it as I please, or I can leave it and appreciate the blankness (like if I'm not using Firefox, I can leave it open for easy access but not have it cluttered).

  5. Eddie
    April 23, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Karl - appreciate your kind words and great review on us!

    We've just released a quick update (still in experimental - v.1.9.8) that includes some nice cool autocomplete for the user's history with its stat

    Would be interesting getting your feedback on this.
    P.S. link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/versions/10828

    • Karl L. Gechlik
      April 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by Eddie. We love sharing new free things with our readers. With your update to include Mac clients this is even more awesome. What else did you guys add?

  6. lawiz
    April 23, 2009 at 1:42 am

    woww.. super cool!!.. indeed ;p

  7. RanMan
    April 22, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I tried New Tab King, but unless I could not figure out how to do it, deleting the history was a pain. They had to be deleted one by one. Having the ability to delete all or multiple URL would have been nice. Anyway, I reverted back having Firefox display my Tidy Favorites PRO page even though I did like the fact that New Tab King had Shortcuts to desktop applications available. If Tidy Favorites PRO had shortcuts I would be a pig in mud!

    http://www.tidyfavorites.com/

  8. WesllyOni
    April 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Another scroe for the Admin!! thanks a lot Karl!!

  9. aoi_sora9x
    April 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    i think the image for the Internet Exploder screenshot is misplaced.... o_O its a firefox start page.

    • Karl L. Gechlik
      April 23, 2009 at 8:54 am

      Am I bugging? I do not see any Internet Explorer screen shots above this is strictly firefox!

      • shrapnel09
        May 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

        aoi sora9x is correct. The second screenshot is incorrect and makes no sense according to the article. It should be an IE screenshot but it's just a duplicate of the first screenshot.

        • Ragter
          August 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm

          Bit late, but yeah, all I see is a Firefox Start Page too for the second image, instead of an internet explorer start page, like the text suggests.

  10. Jack Edward Alexander
    April 22, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I'm not too sure this would work with 'Fast Dial' installed. I get the feeling they would conflict with one another.

    • aoi_sora9x
      April 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm

      If you talk about the amount of content that can be shown when you open a new page, i think this extension triumphs.... The lack of web thumbnails is something tolerable IMO

  11. Justina
    April 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

    not available for mac?
    sounded good...

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