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Why wont firefox open on my home page

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Firefox for some reason has decided to open in the last used site before shut down. will not respond to setting my home page as it previously did

Firefox for some reason has decided to open in the last used site before shut down. will not respond to setting my home page as it previously did

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.13
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 4.2.0.0 BETA
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Media Go Detector Plug-in
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • 5.1.31211.0
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 35.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/35.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • ColorfulTabs 26.3 ({0545b830-f0aa-4d7e-8820-50a4629a56fe})
  • Garmin Communicator 4.2.0.0 ({195A3098-0BD5-4e90-AE22-BA1C540AFD1E})
  • Connect DLC 5 10.23.0.822 ({d1b5aad5-d1ae-4b20-88b1-feeaeb4c1ebc}) (Inactive)
  • Default Tab 2.4 (addon@defaulttab.com) (Inactive)
  • Norton Toolbar 2014.7.10.26 ({2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x6840
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 2048
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 00000000
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16571
  • driverDate: 1-20-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.932.5.3000
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 7670M Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4271 solutions 59913 answers

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


Bookmark and use this; 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.


Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed.

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any web page or about: page you want.

Some added toolbar and anti-virus add-ons are known to cause Firefox issues. '''Disable All of them.''' ------------------------ Bookmark and use this; '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ 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. ----------------------- Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. There are two settings; * '''When Firefox Starts''' When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose '''Show My Home Page.''' * '''Home Page''' When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed. # '''Use Current Page'''. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time. # '''Use Bookmark''' # '''Restore To Default.''' about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools. You can use any of these that you wish; '''about:home''' (Firefox default home page), '''about:newtab''' (shows the sites most visited), '''about:blank''' (a blank page), or you can enter any '''web page''' or '''about:''' page you want.