How to Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox


Starting with Firefox Quantum (version 57), there is a new user interface (UI) called Photon.

By default, Firefox displays Search bar, Top Sites (sites you visit most), popular articles Recommended by Pocket, Highlights (sites you've visited recently or bookmarked), and Snippets (updates from Mozilla) every time you open a new tab.

By default, Firefox only shows one row of Top Sites on the New Tab page. You can change to show as many rows of Top Sites you want on the New Tab page. This will add more sites to the Top Sites section on the New Tab page.

This tutorial will show you how to change the number of rows of Top Sites to show on the New Tab page in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change Number of Rows of Top Sites to Show on New Tabs Page in Firefox New Tab Preferences
  • Option Two: Change Number of Rows of Top Sites to Shows on New Tabs Page in Firefox about:config Settings


EXAMPLE: Default one row of "Top Sites" on New Tab page in Firefox
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Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox OPTION ONE Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox
Change Number of Rows of Top Sites to Show on New Tabs Page in Firefox New Tab Preferences

1. Open Firefox.

2. While you have a New Tab page (about:newtab) open, click/tap on the gear icon at the top right of the page. (see screenshot below)

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3. On the Home page (about:preferences#home), check Top Sites, and select if you want 2 rows or 1 row (default) to show. (see screenshot below)

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Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox OPTION TWO Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox
Change Number of Rows of Top Sites to Shows on New Tabs Page in Firefox about:config Settings

1. Open Firefox.

2. Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, and click/tap on the I accept the risk button. (see screenshot below)

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3. Copy and paste browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows into the search box, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 4)

4. Double click/tap on the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows setting to change its value. (see screenshot below)

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5. Type in a number for how many rows you want to show of Top Sites on the New Tab page, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close this about:config tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn