[Firefox Tip] Restore Fox Face Icon (Getting Started Tour) on New Tab Page

In newer Mozilla Firefox versions (Nightly 55.0 and later), as a part of the new Photon UI, Mozilla has added a new Fox face icon/emoji on the top-left corner of new tab page.


If you click on the icon, it launches "Getting Started with Firefox" tour which helps users in understanding and finding useful Firefox options and features such as private browsing, add-ons, one-click search, customization, etc.


This tour window contains a checkbox "Hide the tour" at the bottom-left corner. If you select this checkbox and close the tour, the Fox face icon is removed permanently from the new tab page.

If you liked the Fox face icon and want to restore it on new tab page, you'll not find any option to bring it back. Fortunately, there is a built-in preference in Firefox's hidden advanced configuration page to enable/disable this new Fox face icon on new tab page.

So if you have clicked on the "Hide the tour" option and now want to get Fox face icon back on new tab page in newer Firefox versions, following steps will help you:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll show you a warning message, click on "I accept the risk!" button.

2. Now type onboard in Search filter box and it'll show some result in the window.

3. Double-click on browser.onboarding.hidden preference and it'll change its value to false. Alternatively, you can right-click on the preference and select Toggle option.


That's it. Now open new tab page and you'll get the Fox face icon back.

PS: There are 2 more preferences related to this feature: browser.onboarding.enabled and browser.onboarding.notification.finished. If you set browser.onboarding.enabled to False, it'll completely disable Fox face icon and "Getting started with Firefox" tour feature. The browser.onboarding.notification.finished preference indicates whether the "Getting started with Firefox" tour has been run for the user or not.

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