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How do I stop Firefox automatically opening and forcing me onto a second tab with a Google sign-in every time I open Firefox?

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Every time I open Firefox to search for something - it automatically opens a second tab and forces me to that tab. On the second tab is the Google account login. I now avoid using Firefox if I can because I cannot shut this off.

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Does this also happen in Safe Mode? You can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu, click Help Help-29 and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.

To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

Also, on the General tab in Firefox preferences, what are "When Firefox starts" and "Home Page" set to?

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Does this also happen in Safe Mode? You can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu, click Help Help-29 and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.

To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

Also, on the General tab in Firefox preferences, what are "When Firefox starts" and "Home Page" set to?

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You can check the home page setting:

  • Firefox > Preferences > General > Startup: Home page

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

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Thanks chaps. You led me to this page where the Refresh Firefox option worked.

[[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-toolbar-has-taken-over-your-firefox-search]]