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How to set a page to open while openning a new tab ?

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How can I set a webpage to be opened when I click the "open a new tab" button ?

How can I set a webpage to be opened when I click the "open a new tab" button ?

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FredMcD
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Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.newtab.url This tells Firefox what to show when a new tab is opened. If you want, right click and select Modify. You can change the setting to;

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.

The same instructions are used for the new window setting, listed as browser.startup.homepage.

Type '''about:config'''<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the '''Be Careful''' button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type '''browser.newtab.url''' This tells Firefox what to show when a new tab is opened. If you want, right click and select '''Modify'''. You can change the setting to; '''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. The same instructions are used for the new window setting, listed as '''browser.startup.homepage'''.
the-edmeister
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browser.newtab.url doesn't work in Firefox 41 Beta - that preference was removed - it was being "abused" by hijacker malware.

You'll need something like this extension to add that feature back into Firefox 41 and later versions. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

'''browser.newtab.url''' doesn't work in Firefox 41 Beta - that preference was removed - it was being "abused" by hijacker malware. You'll need something like this extension to add that feature back into Firefox 41 and later versions. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/