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now firefox is hijacking my homepage with an ad for firefox

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  • Last reply by cor-el

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I set my page simply for google search engine, and now firefox comes up with the screen:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/31.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=30.0

which is an ad for firefox. I would understand if firefox had this in conjunction with the google search open at the same time, but if I have to load up google search then it is the same thing as some other ad hijacking my homepage.

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hello, does this happen on every start? could you go to the

  • firefox menu New Fx Menu > help Help-29 > troubleshooting information,

copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...

Modified by philipp

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You can check the home page setting:

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols.

If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see:

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window