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Mozilla Firefox 13 Is Drawing Some Criticism

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If you've been using Firefox 13, you may have noticed how a particular new feature can expose your private browsing history. Specifically, the browser presents a thumbnail tab view of recently visited sites generated by taking snapshots as you surf from site to site. These thumbnails are aggregated on a page that effectively calls out all the sites you've visited. This feature even applies to SSL-protected sites, according to some users, and should be addressed by Mozilla. There are signs that the uptake of Firefox 13 is also going slower than planned.

Mozilla has conceded that the feature should be adjusted and is at work on it, according to an email sent out by the company.

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Firefox 13 New Tabs how to disable.

For those that would like to turn off the "thumb-nails" that appear when trying to open a new tab in Firefox it is a fairly simple procedure.

1) Simply type in "about:config" into the browser.

2) You will get a warning stating that you "May Void Your Warranty".

3) Click "I promise to be careful".

4) Type "tabs" into the search at the top of the page.

5) Scroll down to "browser.newtabpage.enabled;true".

6) Double click on "browser.newtabpage.enabled: true" to change it to

"browser.newtabpage.enabled;false".

7) Close this tab.

Now when you open a New Tab you will have a blank tab.

Hope this helps those that don't like the thumbnails of past pages showing up while trying to open a new tab.

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