It is possible to set your homepage to a
file:// URL so the homepage can be loaded from a text or HTML file on your local computer (rather than a URL on the internet). If it is plain text, the links won't be clickable.
When you open Tor, the new home page is used instead of the default Tor page.
Make a simple HTML file with your bookmarks in it and point the home page to there (e.g.
As for modifying the new tab page, that is more of a problem. It seems that the aboutTor.xhtml and torbutton extension are more integrated into the browser now. The extension is still used but it is now contained in the browser build. Firefox no longer supports a custom URL to be used for the new tab page. There are some extensions that can override this but some may not allow
file:// URLs and only support http/https. Adding more extensions into Tor could introduce risks, so use with caution.
If it is not too inconvenient, here's a workaround to the new tab page:
- Set the new tabs setting to "Blank Page" from
about:preferences >> Home
- Customize your toolbar to add a "Home" button
- When opening a new tab page, click the Home button to load your custom bookmark file set above
This does introduce an extra click (to hit the home button after opening a new tab) but it may be a reasonable compromise for you.
You can get as creative as you want with the bookmarks page but here's a very simple starter template you can use:
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">