If you’re going to use the New Tab Page in Firefox browser or not, Mozilla has decided to to experiment more with it: as they’ve added sponsored tiles to New Tab last time, this time, they’ve added ‘suggested’ tiles.
When you open a new tab in latest Firefox Nightly, you’ll see a large popup saying that ‘New Tab got an update’.
Firefox New Tab Tour
First slide says: ” In order to provide this (new tab) service, Mozilla collects and uses certain analytics information relating to your use of tiles in accordance with our privacy notice.” And the slide tells how to turn this feature off.
Second Slide tells : ” New Tab will show the sites you visit most frequently, along with sites we think might be of interest to you. To get started, you’ll see some sites from Mozilla. ”
“You can remove or pin any site by using the controls available on rollover.”
Third slide: “Some of the sites you will see may be suggested by Mozilla and may be sponsored by a Mozilla partner. We’ll always indicate which sites are sponsored. Nightly will show sites that most closely match your interests on the web”
Removing suggested sites or tiles from the New Tab Page or making it blank
Click on New Tab Controls gear icon, in the menu, you can uncheck the ‘Include suggested sites’, then still top sites will till be shown or select ‘Show blank page’ (check the screenshot below).
That means Firefox New Tab Page could soon be available on stable with Sponsored as well as suggested sites, what do you say on this?