After downloading Firefox 13.0 I had problems with the new Top Sites Tab Page. I followed Verdi’s advice by going on [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thumbnails-on-new-tab-page-are-missi…]. I followed the directions which were to, one by one, click on every blank Top Site Tab, wait for the websites to load completely, and then restart a new tab after each site load to see if the icon shows up. After all that the “pin” option doesn’t work at all, and perhaps I am tired, cranky and totally confused at this point, but there’s only 9 Top Sites that can be shown in the new tab window? Seriously or am I missing something here? I would like the option of having the ability to easily add my own sites but can’t seem to find that option. Bottom line is that this application is a PITA.
My husband has been using the Firefox Add On Speed Dial for a long time now. He loves it. He’s been on me all along to install this but I really never gave it much thought until tonight. I surprisingly liked the concept of Top Sites in theory, but in my opinion Mozilla rushed this out too soon. It needs more work.
If anyone feels the same and is interested in what I think is a much better alternative, use the hide option for the Top Sites tabs, and download/install Speed Dial. This Add On works “right out of the box” and it’s much more flexible by far. There’s a rather large menu for options but my favorite so far is the main config setting which can be configured for as many tabs as you want. Just type in how many rows and columns to display. You can even set up Groups and have limitless pages of Tabs if you like. Many other options, highly configurable.
Not sure if this will show correctly but try this URL if you are interested-
If the link doen’t show I apologize but you can search Firefox add ons for Speed Dial. Until Mozilla releases a new update which will take care of the Top Sites problems and lack of customization, I am going to stick with Speed Dial.