Customize items on your Firefox New Tab page

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The Firefox New Tab page displays shortcuts (sites you visit the most), popular articles on Pocket and your recently visited or bookmarked sites. You can customize this content by following the instructions below.

Weather

Note: This feature is currently available to users in the U.S.

The Firefox New Tab page can display your local weather, providing quick updates directly in your browser. You can customize the weather display to match your preferences. Weather display on new tab

Turn the weather display on or off

  1. In your New Tab page, at the top right, click the gear Fx89Personalize-GearIcon icon.
  2. Under Weather, click the toggle to switch the feature on Fx89Personalize-ToggleOn or off Fx89Personalize-ToggleOff.
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Change the location

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  1. At the top left of the New Tab page, hover over the weather information and click the configuration icon IG page actions.
  2. Click Change Location.
  3. Enter the new location in the field and select the desired location from the drop-down.

Change the temperature unit

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  1. At the top left of the New Tab page, hover over the weather information and click the configuration icon IG page actions.
  2. Select the option to switch the temperature unit (Celsius or Fahrenheit).

Change the weather display

To toggle between the simple and detailed versions of the weather display:

  1. At the top left of the New Tab page, hover over the weather information and click the configuration icon IG page actions.
  2. Select the option to switch your preferred display (simple view or detailed view).

Customize your Shortcuts

Your Shortcuts are the sites you visit most and the sites that you choose to Pin for easy access. These sites will also appear when you click the address bar to start a search.

  1. Hover the mouse pointer over a Shortcut.
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  2. Click the three-dot menu that appears in the upper right corner of the Shortcut.
  3. From here, you can choose to Pin, Edit or Dismiss (remove) the Shortcut.

Add a Shortcut

If you have an empty tile:

  1. Hover the mouse pointer over an empty tile and click Edit this site (the pencil icon).
    New shortcut Fx89
  2. Type in a title and URL (web address) for the site, then click Add.
  3. A tile with the icon of the site will appear in your Shortcuts.

If you don't have an empty tile: You can edit an exiting Shortcut to show a new title and URL.

  1. Hover the mouse pointer over an existing Shortcut that you no longer need.
  2. Click the three-dot menu that appears in the upper right corner of the Shortcut and choose Edit.
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  3. Enter a new Title and URL in the Edit Shortcut dialog that opens and click Save.

Pin, unpin, or remove a Shortcut

To pin a Shortcut (make it stay):

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Pin.
  3. A pin icon will show up on your pinned Shortcut.
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To unpin a Shortcut:

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Unpin.

To remove a Shortcut:

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click Dismiss.

Rearrange Shortcuts

Click and hold on a tile and drag it to another spot.

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Show more or fewer Shortcuts

  1. At the top right corner of your New Tab page, click the gear Fx89Personalize-GearIcon iconIG settings.
  2. Under Shortcuts, select the number of Shortcut rows you want to see from the drop-down menu.
    Personalize drop-down menu Fx89Fx128NewTabSettings-Shortcuts

Recommended by Pocket

Pocket is now part of Mozilla and brings the best stories on the Web right to your New Tab page. From here, you can save articles, remove them or open them in a new tab. You can even explore more stories by clicking the categories presented on the New Tab page.

Thought-provoking stories

The Thought-provoking stories section displays content curated by Pocket, part of the Mozilla family. You can view or save articles, remove them, or open them in a new window. You can also explore more stories by clicking the popular topics.

Recommended by Pocket storiesPocket Thought-provoking stories on the Firefox New Tab page is a feature currently available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. We're working to bring it to other countries.

Save or bookmark a Pocket story

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

    pocket menu 57
  2. Click the menu and choose one of the following:
    • Bookmark: A prompt will ask you to give your bookmark a name and tags.
    • Save to Pocket: A prompt will ask you to sign up for a free Pocket account, or sign in if you have an existing account.
  3. Click Done when you're finished.

Open a page in a new window

Want to view the article now? You can open it in a new window.

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

    pocket menu 57
  2. Click Open in a New Window or Open in a New Private Window if you don't want it to be saved in your browsing history.

Remove a recommended article

  1. Hover over the article until the menu (three dots) appears.

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  2. Click the menu then click Dismiss to remove it from your Pocket recommendations.

Recent Activity

Recent Activity displays recent downloads, sites you've recently visited, bookmarked or saved to Pocket. Firefox will show in each tile a download GreenDownloadIcon icon, the bookmark BlueBookmarkIcon star, the recent visit clock ClockIcon icon or a Pocket RedPocketIcon icon.

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Open a file or its folder, bookmark a site or save a page to Pocket from the Recent Activity section

  1. Hover over the top right corner of a tile until the menu 3-dotMenu appears.
  2. Click the menu and choose the action you wish to take.

Open a site from the Recent Activity section in a new window

  1. Hover over the top right corner of a tile until the menu 3-dotMenu appears.
  2. Click Open in a New Window, or Open in a New Private Window if you don't want it to be saved in your browsing history.
Tip: Right-clickHold down the control key while you click a tile, for more options in the context menu.

Remove a site from the Recent Activity section

  1. Hover over the tile until the menu 3-dotMenu appears.
  2. Click the menu, then click Dismiss to remove it from the Recent Activity section.
    You can also click Delete from History to remove highlighted pages from your browsing history.

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