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On a Mac running Mavericks & Firefox 48.0.1, Firefox always overrules my startup preference and I want to fix it

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I have tried all of the fixes I can find on these help pages but every time I set my startup page to Google advanced search, it is overruled and the one-line Firefox search page is there.

I have tried all of the fixes I can find on these help pages but every time I set my startup page to Google advanced search, it is overruled and the one-line Firefox search page is there.

Chosen solution

Are you starting Firefox using a shortcut? Open its properties and make sure it only has (path)Firefox with nothing after Firefox.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • Firefox 48.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/48.0.1/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • Firefox Hello 1.4.4 (loop@mozilla.org)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.1 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Norton Security 7.0.1f23 (nortonsecurity@symantec.com)
  • Pocket 1.0.4 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Garmin Communicator 4.1.0.1-signed.1-signed ({195A3098-0BD5-4e90-AE22-BA1C540AFD1E}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0867
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasAccelerated': 1, u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureContentBackend': u'skia'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • supportsHardwareH264: Yes
  • webglRenderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce 9400 OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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What comes up instead?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

What comes up instead? '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save''' '''Note:''' Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

Question owner

Thanks Fred. Answering your question -- there is a Firefox sheet that always replaces it. It is a largely blank sheet with a search box in the middle. I don't [knowingly] have any of that protection software. B

Thanks Fred. Answering your question -- there is a Firefox sheet that always replaces it. It is a largely blank sheet with a search box in the middle. I don't [knowingly] have any of that protection software. B
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4248 solutions 59420 answers

Chosen Solution

Are you starting Firefox using a shortcut? Open its properties and make sure it only has (path)Firefox with nothing after Firefox.

Are you starting Firefox using a shortcut? Open its properties and make sure it only has '''(path)'''Firefox with nothing after Firefox.