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The start page doesn't work

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This is an issue with the start page "about:startpage"

When I click on the search button nothing happens. Also non of the links to bookmarks etc. work .

There is just no response.

I've tried all the fixes recommended for previously reported instances of similar issues and they didn't work.

I am using Firefox on Ubuntu and it is a clean install.

Any help much appreciated, Regards, Simon

This is an issue with the start page "about:startpage" When I click on the search button nothing happens. Also non of the links to bookmarks etc. work . There is just no response. I've tried all the fixes recommended for previously reported instances of similar issues and they didn't work. I am using Firefox on Ubuntu and it is a clean install. Any help much appreciated, Regards, Simon

Chosen solution

There is no about:startpage. The address isn't valid Is this an add-on?

Or are you talking about about:home

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FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

There is no about:startpage. The address isn't valid Is this an add-on?

Or are you talking about about:home

There is no '''about:startpage.''' The address isn't valid Is this an add-on? Or are you talking about '''about:home'''

Question owner

I realise that now, I discovered the about:home address myself last night. However the about:startpage came preset in the version of Firefox that came with Ubuntu - so when I first launched the browser that was the homepage presented to me. Anyway, my issue is resolved, but I guess Ubuntu need to sort something out.

Thank you for your reply.

I realise that now, I discovered the '''about:home''' address myself last night. However the '''about:startpage''' came preset in the version of Firefox that came with Ubuntu - so when I first launched the browser that was the homepage presented to me. Anyway, my issue is resolved, but I guess Ubuntu need to sort something out. Thank you for your reply.

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cor-el
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Apparently the about:startpage comes as part of the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension.

See e.g.:

Apparently the about:startpage comes as part of the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension. See e.g.: *http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2074195