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I cannot remove yahoo from the New Tab function, and solutions seem to be for Windows, not Macs. Help please!

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I have tried the About:Config Newtabs.url solution and it has not worked, nor has resetting default search, nor refresh Firefox. It still returns to Yahoo just for New Tabs (not for the Home page). Can anyone help me for MACS??

I have tried the About:Config Newtabs.url solution and it has not worked, nor has resetting default search, nor refresh Firefox. It still returns to Yahoo just for New Tabs (not for the Home page). Can anyone help me for MACS??

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FredMcD
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac:<Command>)<Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove Yahoo Anything. Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. Linux: Check your user manual.


After the problem is fixed, 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.


If the above did not help, you may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac:<Command>)''<Shift> A)''' In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select '''Extensions.''' Remove Yahoo '''Anything.''' Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder. '''Windows:''' Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. '''Mac:''' Open the "Applications" folder. '''Linux:''' Check your user manual. ------------------ After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the '''[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. ----------------------- If the above did not help, you may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Modified by FredMcD