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Help! Electronically challenged senior with new laptop wants to use Firefox to access her gmail account when the browser opens.

Help! Electronically challenged senior with new laptop wants to use Firefox to access her gmail account when the browser opens.

Chosen solution

Hello,

There are different ways of doing this.

Method 1:

  1. Navigate to the Gmail website (https://mail.google.com)
  2. Drag and drop the tab to your home button Home Page 29 - Win8
  3. Press Yes when asked 'Do you want this document to be your new home page?'

If this isn't clear, click here for more detailed instructions.

Or

Method 2:

  1. Type about:preferences in your address bar and press Enter
  2. Where it says When Firefox starts:, select Show my homepage
  3. Where it says Home page:, type https://mail.google.com
  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL

Application

  • Firefox 43.0.4
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/43.0.4/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x1616
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumdim64 igd10iumd64 igd10iumd64 igd12umd64 igdumdim32 igd10iumd32 igd10iumd32 igd12umd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 00000000
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 10.0.10240.16384
  • driverDate: 7-17-2015
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.15.4256
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: Yes
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: Yes
Gert Van Waelvelde 32 solutions 157 answers

Chosen Solution

Hello,

There are different ways of doing this.

Method 1:

  1. Navigate to the Gmail website (https://mail.google.com)
  2. Drag and drop the tab to your home button Home Page 29 - Win8
  3. Press Yes when asked 'Do you want this document to be your new home page?'

If this isn't clear, click here for more detailed instructions.

Or

Method 2:

  1. Type about:preferences in your address bar and press Enter
  2. Where it says When Firefox starts:, select Show my homepage
  3. Where it says Home page:, type https://mail.google.com
  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask.

Hello, There are different ways of doing this. Method 1: # Navigate to the [https://mail.google.com Gmail] website (https://mail.google.com) # Drag and drop the tab to your '''home button''' [[Image:Home Page 29 - Win8]] # Press '''Yes''' when asked 'Do you want this document to be your new home page?' If this isn't clear, [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page#w_set-or-change-your-home-page click here for more detailed instructions]. Or Method 2: # Type '''about:preferences''' in your address bar and press Enter # Where it says '''When Firefox starts:''', select '''Show my homepage''' # Where it says '''Home page:''', type '''https://mail.google.com''' # Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved. If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask.

Modified by Gert Van Waelvelde

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Thanks, I got it resolved with the help you offered in your online solution!

Thanks, I got it resolved with the help you offered in your online solution!