The ‘Welcome to Firefox’ page that shows up after an update is installed has been coming up when ever I start up Firefox since I did the last update to 18.0.1, several days ago. How do I get it to stop?
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I have started having this problem a few days ago. The solution suggested is that my home page was reset, but that is not the case. My home page comes up as a second tab overlaid by the Welcome to Firefox first tab. How do I get rid of it?
Did you check the home page setting?
Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols.
- Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page
You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.
My home page setting was correct as before and does NOT have a mozilla URL in it. responent cor-el suggested several methods for resetting for resetting all preferences, but the cure is far worse than the disease.
HOWEVER ........ I fixed the problem a different way. Looking at about:config I noticed that the item browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone had the value 19.0.2 (the previous browser version). I edited the prefs.js file to change the value to 20.0 to match the current version of the browser and the problem went away with no other apparent adverse effects. Later I noticed that the prefs value gecko.mstone had the same value 19.0.2 and I corrected it the same way, again with no apparent after-effects.