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when i open a tab it is blank and goes to searchbar not homescreen

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when i open a new tab i want to go to google in the centre of my screen just like my homepage but it goes, instead to a blank page and a search bar in the top right had side how can i get it to go back to how it always was. this changed without my knowledge. it used to be fine im on firefox

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With Firefox 41 (and higher), it's no longer possible to customize the page shown in a new tab via changing the preference browser.newtab.url in about:config. Because of the fact that hijackers abused the preference in the past, Mozilla decided to remove it (see bug 1118285). Fortunately, by removing it, Mozilla also introduced a new API to bring this functionality back to life as an add-on. This add-on allows the user to choose a certain page in a new tab.

New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

This is also available using Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis) {web link} Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and more on Australis UI (Windows/MacOSX/Linux + Fx 29+).

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With Firefox 41 (and higher), it's no longer possible to customize the page shown in a new tab via changing the preference browser.newtab.url in about:config. Because of the fact that hijackers abused the preference in the past, Mozilla decided to remove it (see bug 1118285). Fortunately, by removing it, Mozilla also introduced a new API to bring this functionality back to life as an add-on. This add-on allows the user to choose a certain page in a new tab.

New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

This is also available using Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis) {web link} Restore squared tabs, appmenu, add-ons bar, small button view and more on Australis UI (Windows/MacOSX/Linux + Fx 29+).

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brilliant thank you . i wish i had asked a week ago!! works great. frustration over. :)

Modified by angiross1966

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

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Note that the The System Details list next to the question shows multiple Flash plugins.

  • Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0
  • Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0

You can find the installation path of all plugins on the about:plugins page.

You can find the installation path of all plugins on the about:plugins page.