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WHY IS GOOGLE NOW SHOWING UP IN MY NEW TABS AFTER THE UPDATE?? I AM FURIOUS

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As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was.

I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this.

I DO NOT want to see google, or any other product, showing up by default when i open a new tab.

This feels like the Microsoft strong arm tactics of the late 1990s. If I want to use google I will...BUT I DO NOT WANT IT FORCED ON ME!!! I trusted Firefox and allowed their updates and today they abused my trust by trying to shove products down my throat. I am furious.

Google seems to be the new evil empire, just like Microsoft used to be....

"MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS".

It looks like it is time to find a new browser, it looks like Firefox has sold out to Google, this is sad day.

I do not want a work around, I want new tabs and windows blank by default.

I hope this is fixed in the next day or so, otherwise I switch to the new browser my friend told me I should be using anyway.... JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT INTERNET EXPLORER LONG AGO.... AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK and I have never opened IE again.

Please don't make me reboot my whole system and clean it all out.... I would rather stick with Firefox, but you need to fix this. I need to be able to trust you.

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was. I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this. I DO NOT want to see google, or any other product, showing up by default when i open a new tab. This feels like the Microsoft strong arm tactics of the late 1990s. If I want to use google I will...BUT I DO NOT WANT IT FORCED ON ME!!! I trusted Firefox and allowed their updates and today they abused my trust by trying to shove products down my throat. I am furious. Google seems to be the new evil empire, just like Microsoft used to be.... "MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS". It looks like it is time to find a new browser, it looks like Firefox has sold out to Google, this is sad day. I do not want a work around, I want new tabs and windows blank by default. I hope this is fixed in the next day or so, otherwise I switch to the new browser my friend told me I should be using anyway.... JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT INTERNET EXPLORER LONG AGO.... AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK and I have never opened IE again. Please don't make me reboot my whole system and clean it all out.... I would rather stick with Firefox, but you need to fix this. I need to be able to trust you.

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Max, I appreciate you posting back. I know Mozilla equally appreciates each of the search engines that are installed by default in Firefox.

The homepage does change when another search engine is selected in the drop down search bar.

I will mark your post as the solution to this issue and thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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guigs 1072 Lösungen 11697 Antworten
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Default newtab page. You can change this.

In order to change your Firefox Configuration please do the following steps :

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
  3. browser.newtab.url and double click the item that says about:newtab and replace it with what you want.

No data loss. Hope this helps.

Default newtab page. You can change this. In order to change your Firefox Configuration please do the following steps : # In the [[Location bar autocomplete|Location bar]], type '''about:config''' and press '''Enter'''. The about:config "''This might void your warranty!''" warning page may appear. # Click '''I'll be careful, I promise!''' to continue to the about:config page. # browser.newtab.url and double click the item that says about:newtab and replace it with what you want. No data loss. Hope this helps.

Fragesteller

Thank you for your reply, I saw this earlier and tried it... and it didn't work, but. I am not all that tech savvy... so it is probably me. Thanks though :)

Bottom line- If Firefox does not get rid of the Google search by default in new tabs in the next week, I will stop using it and move to a new browser and I will never come back for anything Mozilla.

It is a trust issue. I am not sure I can trust Mozilla anymore.

It appears that Mozilla has sold out to Microsoft...err... sold out to Google
Thank you for your reply, I saw this earlier and tried it... and it didn't work, but. I am not all that tech savvy... so it is probably me. Thanks though :) Bottom line- If Firefox does not get rid of the Google search by default in new tabs in the next week, I will stop using it and move to a new browser and I will never come back for anything Mozilla. It is a trust issue. I am not sure I can trust Mozilla anymore. It appears that Mozilla has sold out to Microsoft...err... sold out to Google

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OK, so I tried the instructions again... and maybe I can

help someone else who comes along by explaining a different way.

1) open a new tab in Foxfire like you always do. 2) copy/paste, or type the phrase about:config in where you normally type a website's name. I will separate it to make it clear what need to be entered.

about:config

Press enter.

3)An error looking screen will come up, read it, and then click on the button that says " I'll be careful, I promise ".

4)A screen will open up with a long list of phrases starting with... accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation accessibility.blockautorefresh accessibility.browsewithcaret;false

you need to scroll all the way down this list until you see

browser.newtab.url

Highlight those words and double click it.

A box will open saying "Enter String Value"

5)What I did is- delete the words where you are supposed to type something, leaving it empty,

click OK... and close that tab.

6)Now when I open a new tab it is blank, just like it should be.

6)I guess you can also type in your favorite web site into the box and click OK and your favorite website will come up when you open a new tab, but i like it blank, it is faster.... and I can move along.

I am still not happy that Mozilla is allowing Google to do what Microsoft was doing back in the late 1990s, back when Microsoft tried forcing everyone to use Internet Explorer by making it the default.... and the mad people angry..... and the back lash against Microsoft is still being felt today, so I don't know why Google would try the same strong oar default tactics.... but then again, history does tend to repeat itself, as it is today, as I am again doing searches for a new web browser, juts like I did back when I stopped using internet Explorer, but the good news today is there are a lot more web browsers to choose from.

I hope Mozilla back pedals on this decision to make google the default popup in new tabs, it just makes them look bad.

Thnak you for the help above and I hope my instruction can help someone else who is not all that tech savvy, but want to do this.

Respectfully, Max

OK, so I tried the instructions again... and maybe I can help someone else who comes along by explaining a different way. 1) open a new tab in Foxfire like you always do. 2) copy/paste, or type the phrase about:config in where you normally type a website's name. I will separate it to make it clear what need to be entered. about:config Press enter. 3)An error looking screen will come up, read it, and then click on the button that says " I'll be careful, I promise ". 4)A screen will open up with a long list of phrases starting with... accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation accessibility.blockautorefresh accessibility.browsewithcaret;false you need to scroll all the way down this list until you see browser.newtab.url Highlight those words and double click it. A box will open saying "Enter String Value" 5)What I did is- delete the words where you are supposed to type something, leaving it empty, click OK... and close that tab. 6)Now when I open a new tab it is blank, just like it should be. 6)I guess you can also type in your favorite web site into the box and click OK and your favorite website will come up when you open a new tab, but i like it blank, it is faster.... and I can move along. I am still not happy that Mozilla is allowing Google to do what Microsoft was doing back in the late 1990s, back when Microsoft tried forcing everyone to use Internet Explorer by making it the default.... and the mad people angry..... and the back lash against Microsoft is still being felt today, so I don't know why Google would try the same strong oar default tactics.... but then again, history does tend to repeat itself, as it is today, as I am again doing searches for a new web browser, juts like I did back when I stopped using internet Explorer, but the good news today is there are a lot more web browsers to choose from. I hope Mozilla back pedals on this decision to make google the default popup in new tabs, it just makes them look bad. Thnak you for the help above and I hope my instruction can help someone else who is not all that tech savvy, but want to do this. Respectfully, Max
guigs 1072 Lösungen 11697 Antworten
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Ausgewählte Lösung

Max, I appreciate you posting back. I know Mozilla equally appreciates each of the search engines that are installed by default in Firefox.

The homepage does change when another search engine is selected in the drop down search bar.

I will mark your post as the solution to this issue and thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

Max, I appreciate you posting back. I know Mozilla equally appreciates each of the search engines that are installed by default in Firefox. The homepage does change when another search engine is selected in the drop down search bar. I will mark your post as the solution to this issue and thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.