Some of the important features of the New Tab Wallpaper addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with New Tab Wallpaper.
In short, New Tab Wallpaper is a lite addon that let you add a stylish wallpaper for the new tab background, plus, has several options.
4 Reasons to Use New Tab Wallpaper
Press on the new tab or toolbar icon to load new tab page with a background image.
Supports two different APIs for getting background image (bing & unsplash).
Has settings sidebar, reload button and a data-time toolbar.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is New Tab Wallpaper?
New Tab Wallpaper is a lite addon that let you add high quality background image for your new tab page. Please note that this addon replaces the original new tab in your browser. If you want the original new tab page back in place, please remove/disable this addon. It supports two different APIs (Bing and Unsplash) for fetching background image. Bing API only supports one high quality image per day. Unsplash API however, supports unlimited images per day. Every time you press on the reload button (top right corner in the new tab UI), a new image will be loaded. Moreover, you can add keywords to filter images (search results). There is also a footer toolbar which shows the date and time in the new tab page.
2. How can I work with this addon?
Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add it to your browser and click on the new tab page button. Alternatively you can click on the toolbar button. New tab page will be open with high quality image rendered as the background. Default API for the background image is unsplash. This API supports free unlimited images per day. Moreover, you can add keywords to filter search results. For example, if you are looking for car images, simply write – car - in the keyword area (bottom section in settings toolbar) within the new tab page. If you want to change the image, please click on the reload button at the top right corner in the UI. The reload icon will turn until a new image is found.
3. How can I download the source code for New Tab Wallpaper?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I open the settings toolbar?
Please click on the settings icon on the top left corner in the UI. The settings toolbar will be open from left to the right in new tab page. You can close the toolbar by clicking on the close button or clicking anywhere in the page.
5. How can I hide the reload button?
In order to hide the reload button, please open the settings sidebar, and then uncheck the second option from the sidebar.
6. How can I hide the date & time footer?
In order to hide the date & time footer, similar to the reload button, please open settings side bar, and then uncheck the first option.
7. How can I change the background image API?
As mentioned above, in order to change the image API, please open settings sidebar and then choose the API from there. Option 3 is for Bing images and option 4 is for Unsplash; the default option is unsplash. Settings 5 and 6 only work if you choose unsplash API. Bing API supports ONE daily image only. Therefore, clicking on the reload button will NOT change the image if this API is active.
8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms. It is also working for mobile devices. Currently Firefox and Opera has mobile browsers for Android and IOS devices.
9. How can I have the original new tab page in my browser?
As mentioned above, once this addon is added to your browser, it replaces the original new tab page. Therefore, if you want to see the original new tab page, you need to disable this addon. In order to do so, please open extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.
10. Can I add a search bar in the new tab page?
No, currently this addon has a simple UI with only a background image and a settings sidebar. In future, support for a search bar will be added.
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