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new tab is blank. No top sights. no "gear icon" to change settings. blank. How do I get top sights back?

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I set up a number of top sights and things were working fine. Today when I open a new tab, Top Sights do not appear. It is a blank page. There is no "gear icon" to change settings. The page is totally blank. I can still use my bookmarks, but the Top Sights feature is gone. How do I get it back?

I set up a number of top sights and things were working fine. Today when I open a new tab, Top Sights do not appear. It is a blank page. There is no "gear icon" to change settings. The page is totally blank. I can still use my bookmarks, but the Top Sights feature is gone. How do I get it back?

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You can check the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page.

See this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

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Some added toolbar and anti-virus add-ons are known to cause Firefox issues. Disable All of them.


Bookmark and use this; Download the Mozilla Search Reset {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.