Cliqz Tab is now faster and configurable

We improved performance, stability and design of the New Tab page. You can now choose between different backgrounds. If desired, you can also hide items like the search bar or the news on Cliqz Tab.

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We rebuilt the New Tab page of the Cliqz browser and the Firefox extension from scratch in order to improve loading speed, stability, and design. Many user requests also went into this new version: among others, you can now choose between different backgrounds and configure the contents.

Prefer not to see Favorites or news headlines on Cliqz Tab? Then you can now hide these elements, as well as the search bar and the shortcut links to your most visited sites. The latter appear only if browsing history is saved.

You can customize Cliqz Tab via the newly added settings menu. Open it by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner of a new tab. Via the menu, you can switch each feature (most visited sites, favorites, search bar, news) on and off. The remaining elements will automatically be centered.

Furthermore, it’s now possible to select different backgrounds to personalize Cliqz Tab. In addition to the light gray default background, a new bright and a dark image are available in the current version. More background options will be made available soon.

The new interface now features six instead of five most visited sites and favorites. The displayed links to the most visited sites change dynamically. Visits from private sessions are never included. “Favorites” can be added manually by clicking the plus icon and entering the desired web address. To delete a tile from most visited or favorites, hover over it and click the small X. Removed most visited tiles are automatically replaced by new entries from the history, if available. Restoring the most visited sites after single tiles have been removed is possible at any time via a respective setting option.

Cliqz for Firefox: activate Cliqz TabYou can now change the news based on the primary language of the providers. Setting options allows you to select between headlines of the most trustworthy German news domains, or a mix of UK and US news sources. This may come handy if you prefer to read news in a language other than your browser language (what’s the default setting). More language based “news editions” will become available over time.

In the Cliqz Browser for Windows and Mac as well as for new users of Cliqz for Firefox, Cliqz Tab is activated by default. In Firefox, Cliqz Tab can be switched on and off at will in the Cliqz Control Center (see screenshot).

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or thoughts about this release or the product in general, we want to hear from you! Simply drop us a line on Facebook. We’re looking forward to your feedback!