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What happened to the CLASSIC FF home page used up to version 40?

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Up to version 40 the CLASSIC graphic FF home page was called the DEFAULT. In 41 that seems to be gone. When I try to go back to the CLASSIC home page, the one we are all used to, I get a blank space under the address bar, and the FF thumbnail is gone, and the address bar is filled with an unknown, at least to me, website address. Nothing is familiar anymore. I am ready to ditch the OFFICIAL MOZILLA browser. The third party "LIGHT" is not affected, nor is the "DEVELOPER" version. At least for now. Would the THEME RESTORER work in 41 to bring back the CLASSIC look? Advice please. xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com.

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Up to version 40 the CLASSIC graphic FF home page was called the DEFAULT. In 41 that seems to be gone. When I try to go back to the CLASSIC home page, the one we are all used to, I get a blank space under the address bar, and the FF thumbnail is gone, and the address bar is filled with an unknown, at least to me, website address. Nothing is familiar anymore. I am ready to ditch the OFFICIAL MOZILLA browser. The third party "LIGHT" is not affected, nor is the "DEVELOPER" version. At least for now. Would the THEME RESTORER work in 41 to bring back the CLASSIC look? Advice please. xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com. edited email from public and spam bots

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cor-el
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What page do you mean with the Classic home page?

The default built-in home page in the about:home page.

Do you mean this page or another page?

What page do you mean with the Classic home page? The default built-in home page in the <b>about:home</b> page. Do you mean this page or another page?

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cor-el said

What page do you mean with the Classic home page? The default built-in home page in the about:home page. Do you mean this page or another page?

What I mean is that the DEFAULT home page consisted of the FF logo in the middle, with the SEARCH field below google being the default there. At the top was the FF thumbnail at the left with MOZILLA.com or similar in the address bar. This has been replaced with a new THUMBNAIL icon and EBIZ.com in the address bar. NOT acceptable.

''cor-el [[#answer-800003|said]]'' <blockquote> What page do you mean with the Classic home page? The default built-in home page in the <b>about:home</b> page. Do you mean this page or another page? </blockquote> What I mean is that the DEFAULT home page consisted of the FF logo in the middle, with the SEARCH field below google being the default there. At the top was the FF thumbnail at the left with MOZILLA.com or similar in the address bar. This has been replaced with a new THUMBNAIL icon and EBIZ.com in the address bar. NOT acceptable.
cor-el
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Can you attach a screenshot?

  • Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
  • Make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB

You can have been infected with malware or an unwanted extension.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window

Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.

Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

Can you attach a screenshot? *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot *Make sure that you do not exceed the maximum size of 1 MB ---- You can have been infected with malware or an unwanted extension. Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *AdwCleaner:<br>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/<br>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender:<br>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-defender *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller:<br>http://support.kaspersky.com/5350?el=88446 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked
jscher2000
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Probably you already checked the Options page, but just in case, here is where you could change your home page setting: Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings.

If you cannot edit the home page, or it keeps changing, or Firefox ignores it, then unfortunately the bad add-on/malware clean-up would be the next thing to try.

Note: If your question is about PaleMoon, there may be some differences from the official Firefox support articles and you could try PaleMoon support in that case.

Probably you already checked the Options page, but just in case, here is where you could change your home page setting: [[Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings]]. If you cannot edit the home page, or it keeps changing, or Firefox ignores it, then unfortunately the bad add-on/malware clean-up would be the next thing to try. Note: If your question is about PaleMoon, there may be some differences from the official Firefox support articles and you could try PaleMoon support in that case.
FredMcD
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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.

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.