New Tab Homepage is a very simple and lightweight add-on for Firefox. When you open a new tab in Firefox, it will open your default homepage – rather than an empty tab. While I am using Firefox, I frequently go back to my homepage to check my mail or the latest updates in my RSS reader – so this extension seems like a very obvious evolution of the opening a new tab process.
You can also get very creative with this, such as setting up your homepage as your favorite calendar website or maybe even your favorite online to-do list host.
Without this fantastic add-on, there is one more way you can get this task done. All you need to do is hold the Ctrl key down while left-clicking on the house icon in your navigation toolbar. That too will open your homepage in a new tab.
You can pick up New Tab Homepage for Firefox from the Firefox Add-ons web site.