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firefox android opens to about.config as home page. unable to set new home page

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firefox android always opens new tab or browser session on about:config page. I've restarted browser and tablet(Samsung Galaxy Tab 3), and this behavior still persists. All google searches suggest that the firefox android browser home page cannot be changed but this is obviously not true. I've tried solutions that suggest navigating to about:home and modifying bookmarks and these paths do not work. The awesome bar is far from awesome!!!!!! How do I stop the browser from starting at about:config and how can I make the home page be what I want?

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Solution Found: Whenever using the firefox shortcut in the quick launch section at the bottom of my home screen I got about:config

Whenever opening new tabs while browsing I got about:config

I removed the quick launch firefox shortcut and went into apps and added the firefox shortcut to quick launch again

The new shortcut follows my customization settings and opens to top sites now as well as new tabs opening to top sites

Obviously there is a way to set a home page for a shortcut somehow

Unfortunately, this tablet was operating incorrectly when purchased and I do not know how to modify the shortcuts yet but they can be modified

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In the about:config page entry on the desktop there is a homepage entry, but does not show up on my android, odd.

Try this > Settings > Customize > Home Change setting here and open a new tab to see if changes are made.

Also check the about:addons page to see if you have any homepage add ons that has saved the about:config page as the home page.

Looking forward to your reply!

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Thanks for trying but this did not help me resolve the problem. I just replied to my question with what I discovered that finally stopped the confusion.

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Solution Found: Whenever using the firefox shortcut in the quick launch section at the bottom of my home screen I got about:config

Whenever opening new tabs while browsing I got about:config

I removed the quick launch firefox shortcut and went into apps and added the firefox shortcut to quick launch again

The new shortcut follows my customization settings and opens to top sites now as well as new tabs opening to top sites

Obviously there is a way to set a home page for a shortcut somehow

Unfortunately, this tablet was operating incorrectly when purchased and I do not know how to modify the shortcuts yet but they can be modified

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Hi Tascam_1, Thank you for your reply! It will definitely help other users. I will mark your post as the solution, if there are any other questions in the future, please visit again in a new thread. :-)