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Firefox changes all Facebook URLs to the same one I don't want.

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Firefox 49.0.2; Windows XP SP3. When I go to the Facebook Homepage, it opens a page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Totnes-on-the-Move/336125953141654) which must somehow have been set up 5 years ago as a 'default' page. I have no memory of this. Result is I can't go to the Facebook Homepage because either Firefox or Facebook switches the URL to the Totnes-on-the-Move one. Every other Facebook URL that I type into the address bar gets switched to that Totnes-on-the-Move one. It's probably very simple, but everybody in town that I've asked is baffled!

Firefox 49.0.2; Windows XP SP3. When I go to the Facebook Homepage, it opens a page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Totnes-on-the-Move/336125953141654) which must somehow have been set up 5 years ago as a 'default' page. I have no memory of this. Result is I can't go to the Facebook Homepage because either Firefox or Facebook switches the URL to the Totnes-on-the-Move one. Every other Facebook URL that I type into the address bar gets switched to that Totnes-on-the-Move one. It's probably very simple, but everybody in town that I've asked is baffled!

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.8
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module for IJ
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Nitro PDF plugin for Firefox and Chrome
  • Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • Firefox 49.0.2
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  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/49.0.2/WINNT/en-GB/

Extensions

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  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.3 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Pocket 1.0.4 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Screengrab (fix version) 0.99.06c ({02450914-cdd9-410f-b1da-db004e18c671})
  • Web Compat 1.0 (webcompat@mozilla.org)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 ({20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}) (Inactive)

Javascript

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Graphics

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Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
the-edmeister
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Try clearing your cookies for Facebook. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored#w_delete-cookies-for-a-single-site

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Many Thanks, the-edmeister. Very clear instructions; removed facebook cookie. Unfortunately no joy! The problem is not solved yet.

Many Thanks, the-edmeister. Very clear instructions; removed facebook cookie. Unfortunately no joy! The problem is not solved yet.

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How are you opening FaceBook?

From a bookmark you saved? If so, try setting a new Bookmark for https://www.facebook.com/

Beyond that, try FaceBook support to learn how userset preferences can be changed. I don't have a FaceBook account and can't navigate the user area pages for an answer.

How are you opening FaceBook? From a bookmark you saved? ''If so, try setting a new Bookmark for https://www.facebook.com/ '' Beyond that, try FaceBook support to learn how userset preferences can be changed. ''I don't have a FaceBook account and can't navigate the user area pages for an answer.''