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Firefox 12 will feature long-awaited New Tab Page and Home Tab

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After a long gestation period, it now appears that Firefox 12 — which moves to the Aurora channel at the end of the month — will feature the long-awaited New Tab Page and Home Tab.

The new tab page is very like Chrome’s feature of the same name. The home tab builds off the new tab page popularized by Chrome and Opera, but then throws in ton of Firefox-unique functionality.

At the moment, the new tab page really just shows you a 3-by-3 grid of your most-visited websites (pictured above). You can pin a tile, or — if Firefox has turned up a particularly embarrassing site — you can hide a tile (in which case the next-most-popular site appears). You can also drag and drop the tiles to rearrange them. For now, that’s the extent of the new tab page’s functionality.

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