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Why does options tab appears with homepage tab and also clicking homepage button?

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The options tab appears beside any homepage I choose such as msn.ca, and as well as clicking homepage tab.

The options tab appears beside any homepage I choose such as msn.ca, and as well as clicking homepage tab.

Chosen solution

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.startup.homepage.

Click on this to edit. Look for |about:preferences#general or |about:preferences and remove it.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.10.20056
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Nitro PDF plugin for Firefox and Chrome
  • 5.1.41105.0

Application

  • Firefox 43.0.4
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/43.0.4/WINNT/en-GB/

Extensions

  • Auto-Sort Bookmarks 2.10.4 (sortbookmarks@bouanto)
  • uBlock Origin 1.5.5 (uBlock0@raymondhill.net)
  • Norton Identity Safe 2015.5.6.86 ({C1A2A613-35F1-4FCF-B27F-2840527B6556}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0f01
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 1024
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 35471458
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 200
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.17568
  • driverDate: 12-16-2015
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.13.6143
  • 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 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

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.startup.homepage.

Click on this to edit. Look for |about:preferences#general or |about:preferences and remove it.

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.startup.homepage'''. Click on this to edit. Look for '''|about:preferences#general''' or '''|about:preferences''' and remove it.
cor-el
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Note that this can happen if you click "Use Current Page(s)" to set the home page and about:preferences is open in a tab. You can pin the tab with the about:preferences page via the right-click context menu of the tab to prevent including about:preferences to the home page setting if you want to use this button in "Options/Preferences > General". To set a single page as the home page you can drag the globe/padlock to the toolbar Home button.

Note that this can happen if you click "Use Current Page(s)" to set the home page and about:preferences is open in a tab. You can pin the tab with the about:preferences page via the right-click context menu of the tab to prevent including about:preferences to the home page setting if you want to use this button in "Options/Preferences > General". To set a single page as the home page you can drag the globe/padlock to the toolbar Home button.