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How to stop the 'Firefox Account' set up tab from automatically opening

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My default home page is set to Yahoo, but every time I open a new homepage tab, the 'Create Firefox Account' tab automatically opens each time. It is annoying as it means I have double the tabs I want open and have to keep closing the Firefox account page. I do not want a Firefox account so how can I stop this tab always opening? Thanks.

My default home page is set to Yahoo, but every time I open a new homepage tab, the 'Create Firefox Account' tab automatically opens each time. It is annoying as it means I have double the tabs I want open and have to keep closing the Firefox account page. I do not want a Firefox account so how can I stop this tab always opening? Thanks.

Ausgewählte Lösung

Yes, this page is for creating a Firefox Sync account.

In order to change the new tab URL:

  1. Enter about:config in the address bar
  2. Accept the warning
  3. Find the line browser.newtab.url
  4. Double-click on the value (current value should be https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0.2/firstrun/) and enter another URL or about:newtab
  5. Click on OK and close the about:config tab



Note The pref browser.newtab.url won't work anymore from Firefox 41.

This is for security reasons: too much add-ons and malware were using this feature to set their own new tab URL.

Next you will have to use this add-on: New Tab Override. When the add-on is installed, open about:config, find the pref extensions.newtaboverride@agenedia.com.url and change the value to the URL you want.

More details about this choice here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285

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Unless you are talking about sync, or this site, there is no Create Firefox Account

Hello,

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Thank you!

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FredMcD,

Many thanks for your reply.

I've attached the screenshot as per your your instructions above. I think it is an account for Firefox Sync.

Regards.

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Ausgewählte Lösung

Yes, this page is for creating a Firefox Sync account.

In order to change the new tab URL:

  1. Enter about:config in the address bar
  2. Accept the warning
  3. Find the line browser.newtab.url
  4. Double-click on the value (current value should be https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0.2/firstrun/) and enter another URL or about:newtab
  5. Click on OK and close the about:config tab



Note The pref browser.newtab.url won't work anymore from Firefox 41.

This is for security reasons: too much add-ons and malware were using this feature to set their own new tab URL.

Next you will have to use this add-on: New Tab Override. When the add-on is installed, open about:config, find the pref extensions.newtaboverride@agenedia.com.url and change the value to the URL you want.

More details about this choice here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285

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Hi Banban.

That's worked. Many thanks for your help.

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Glad to hear that, thanks for your feedback.

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