In an effort to develop new sources of advertising revenue, Mozilla has started displaying ads on the page that is used for opening a new tab in the Firefox browser. This new practice was started in Firefox 33.1 and is described in the Firefox message shown below.
Although the ads are displayed by default, it is very easy to turn them off. Here is the procedure to get rid of the ads:
- Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the new tab page.
- A drop-down menu will open as shown in the graphic on the right.
- Choose either the “Classic” or “Blank” options. The “Classic” option returns the new tabs page to the appearance that it had in previous versions of Firefox. The “Blank” option is just that, blank.
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