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The preference browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled controls whether the application creates screenshots of visited pages which will be shown if the web page is shown in the grid of the "New Tab Page" (about:newtab) which offers the most often visited pages for fast navigation.

  • Type:boolean
  • Default value:true
  • Exists by default:  no
  • Application support: Firefox 14.0
  • Status:  Active; last updated 2012-09-17
  • Introduction:  Pushed to Nightly on 2012-04-13
  • Bugs:  bug 726347


The application creates screenshots of visited web pages.
true (default)
The application doesn't create screenshots of visited web pages.


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