Wednesday, September 17, 2008

JumpStart your web experience

New add-on available for Firefox - New Tab JumpStart. When you open a new tab you will get immediate access to your most frequently used sites, bookmarks, closed tabs, history search. Similar to Google's Chrome new tab feature.
Here are some screen shots:

Features are:
- Preview of your most frequently accessed sites (it has delayed load and thumbnails caching)
- Latest bookmarks
- List of recently closed tabs
- Search your history
All this on opening empty tab.

This is still fresh and thus still needs you to login to add-on site to download it. It is work in progress and expect improvements soon. As soon as I have code in good enough shape I will publish it on Codeplex.

Of course all feedback and comments welcome.

I have just got feedback that with Tab Mix Plus add-on the new tab is not showing. Tab Mix Plus is overriding some browser events that JumpStart is using. So if you wish both add-ons to peacefully coexist setup Tab Mix Plus to open: chrome://jumpstart/content/tabView.xul on new tab. Go to Tools -> Tab Mix Plus Options, here's the screen shot of what to do:

After that JumpStart works as it should.


  1. Hi Mihalo, thanks for putting together JumpStart, thought you might like to know that the 'most visited' thumbnails and links don't work at all in ffx 3.1b1pre

    Cheers, Neil


    Thanks for the feedback, I'll look at into it. I think I set supported versions to be 3.0 - 3.0.* since I had no time to try it on 3.1*

    I'm planning on lots of improvements in next couple of weeks so stay tuned.

    All feedback much appreciated.


  3. Man this is really cool. Wait I will twitter this.

  4. Hi I Like you plugin but I was wondering if it would be possible to make the pictures the link instead of the text ?? That would be more User friendly ;D

  5. @nicki
    Hi already done that :)
    I'll make new version available today.

  6. @mihalio Great I am looking forward to get the new version later then ;-)

  7. Please make something like this to Internet Explorer ^^

    if, mail me at

    Nikolai AT Hegelstad DOT net