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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 1:28 pm

There was some interest in this topic when discussed in a previous post (now inadvertently removed); and I now have a pretty good answer. This can be accomplished handily with the use of the New Tab Override add-on. Just enter about:blank as the override. Both the title and the page will be entirely blank. (This works notwithstanding a qualification in the add-on's documentation that suggests otherwise. If however you want to use the Rename Tab Title add-on to add a title like "New Tab," that unfortunately will not work.)

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 7:49 pm

(Don't know what this other thread was... But...)

Doesn't about:preferences#home, setting 'New tabs:' to 'Blank Page' give you a "blank page" (aka about:blank) [well, except for in a Private Window]?
(Or maybe, you also need to disable all the settings in 'Firefox Home Content' too? I do :-).)
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 8:05 pm

therube wrote:(Don't know what this other thread was... But...)

viewtopic.php?p=14865900#p14865900
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 8:15 pm

A page that shows an icon (& guess you mean within the page itself) is not blank - not in the sense that about:blank is blank.
At some point, FF did disable the use of about:blank as a "page", & instead displayed a page that looked blank (but was not) & did display an icon (or some other kind of nonsense).

Anyhow, for me, with the settings mentioned above, I get an (actual) blank newtab.
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 7:06 am

The issue for Odin2 is the favicon to the left of New Tab in the tab itself.
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 8:04 am

The issue for Odin2 is his/her inability to use a search engine. (and likely marking folks who can actually deliver; 'Foes')

Google "How to remove the Firefox icon from the New Tab page"

First result= one line of userChrome.css Code.. .tabbrowser-tab[label="New Tab"] .tab-icon-image {display:none!important;}

DONE. It works.

No clever nerd bloviating required.
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 8:23 am

The issue for mightyglydd is his or her propensity to verbally abuse other contributors. He should be barred from forums on which he spews his vitriol.

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 10:17 am

A simple thank you and Solved would suffice.
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 10:39 am

The "prior post" was not actually removed [my error]. That thread is at viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3062413. As suggested above by WaltS48, the issue is an icon not on the page but in the tab title [or perhaps more accurately, adjacent to the tab title]. I have been unable to remove that Firefox icon except with the workaround described in my post above [the first post in the current thread].

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 10:57 am

If this is what you're talking about ?

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Add .tabbrowser-tab[label="New Tab"] .tab-icon-image {display:none!important;} to userChrome.css and I get this.

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Post Posted June 24th, 2020, 1:23 pm

mightyglydd wrote:If this is what you're talking about ?

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Add .tabbrowser-tab[label="New Tab"] .tab-icon-image {display:none!important;} to userChrome.css and I get this.

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That looks exactly like what you proposed here. :-"

viewtopic.php?p=14866793#p14866793
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