Firefox's default home page has quick links to common features

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When you first start Firefox, click the home button or create a new window you're greeted with the default home page. This page contains a handy Google search and quick links to downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings. Also, if you had tabs open the last time you used Firefox you can restore them from the home page with a single click.

When you first start Firefox, click the home button or create a new window you're greeted with the default home page. This page contains a handy default engine web search and quick links to downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings. Also, if you had tabs open the last time you used Firefox you can restore them from the home page with a single click.

Note: This article doesn't apply to your version of Firefox. It requires the latest Firefox release version which can be downloaded from mozilla.org/firefox.

How do I get the Firefox home page?

The default Firefox setting is to show you the Firefox home page when you start Firefox, click the home button or open a new window. New Home Page - Win New Home Page - Mac New Home Page - Lin If you don't see this page when you start Firefox, click the home button or open a new window you can restore the default setting like this:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select OptionsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select OptionsOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose OptionsPreferences

  2. Select the General panel.
  3. In the Startup box, click Restore to Default.

    Restore default home page - Win


    Restore default home page - Mac


    Restore default home page - Lin
  4. Click OK to close the Options windowClick Close to close the Preferences windowClose the Preferences window
Note: For more information about home page settings including how to change it to something else, see How to set the home page.

Access downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings from the home page

When you open Firefox or create a new window you should see the default home page with the following buttons at the bottom of the page: Home Page Buttons - Win

Home Page Buttons - Mac
Home Page Buttons - Lin

Restore your tabs and windows from the last time you used Firefox

If you had tabs and windows open when you closed Firefox, the default Firefox home page will have a Restore Previous Session button on it. To get your tabs and windows back, just click it.

Session Restore - Home - Win


Session Restore - Home - Mac


Session Restore - Home - Lin

Note: For more info about how session restore works, see the Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows article.



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