I have been writing my own new tab extension for Firefox. I thought I was done yesterday but I decided to make a few enhancements. I didn’t end up implementing any of the “fluff” features that I had in mind, like the ability to edit links on the new tab page. I did have two itches that I wanted to scratch.
Writing an extension for Firefox has been in my mental to-dos for a while. I like the idea of having my own new tab page. I used to use an extension called Momentum which displayed a nice image alongside the time. For my purposes, Momentum was a bit verbose. Every time I loaded a new tab, I had to render an image. Sometimes it took a second for that image to render. There were many customization features that I did not need.