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Newly opened Firefox tabs no longer display home page choice (Firefox

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Diehard Mozilla fan here:

Just in the last days, any newly opened Firefox tab after the first one fail to display my home page choice, Google. I am using Firefox 55.0 running on Windows 7.

I have made multiple attempts to 'reset' via Firefox Options but still no go. Yes, I can always manually open a Google home search page from my bookmark toolbar but I have never had to do that before yesterday!

Somewhere, somehow, I TOLD FIREFOX TO DO THIS. So Firefox is only doing what I somehow told it to do.

I have reset Options and rebooted this laptop system ten times now trying to make my beloved Google Home Page show up on the newly opened tab...just like it used to. To repeat: the initial first page DOES display my home page choice, Google. Every tab opened after that DOES NOT DO THAT ANYMORE.

All/any suggestions or requests for further info very welcomed. Thank you!!!

Diehard Mozilla fan here: Just in the last days, any newly opened Firefox tab after the first one fail to display my home page choice, Google. I am using Firefox 55.0 running on Windows 7. I have made multiple attempts to 'reset' via Firefox Options but still no go. Yes, I can always manually open a Google home search page from my bookmark toolbar but I have never had to do that before yesterday! Somewhere, somehow, I TOLD FIREFOX TO DO THIS. So Firefox is only doing what I somehow told it to do. I have reset Options and rebooted this laptop system ten times now trying to make my beloved Google Home Page show up on the newly opened tab...just like it used to. To repeat: the initial first page DOES display my home page choice, Google. Every tab opened after that DOES NOT DO THAT ANYMORE. All/any suggestions or requests for further info very welcomed. Thank you!!!

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Hi, for a while now, and for security reasons, you need to use an add-on to make changes to the New Tab page.

You can try New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement). Once installed, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions, then look for New Tab Override and click on Options to set your preference.

An alternative is Custom New Tab

Note, if you only want the New Tab to be the same as your home page, you can use the add-on New Tab Homepage instead.

You may need to restart Firefox for any changes to take effect.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.

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Hi, for a while now, and for security reasons, you need to use an add-on to make changes to the New Tab page.

You can try New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement). Once installed, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions, then look for New Tab Override and click on Options to set your preference.

An alternative is Custom New Tab

Note, if you only want the New Tab to be the same as your home page, you can use the add-on New Tab Homepage instead.

You may need to restart Firefox for any changes to take effect.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.

Hi, for a while now, and for security reasons, you need to use an add-on to make changes to the New Tab page. You can try [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement)]. Once installed, open the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions, then look for New Tab Override and click on Options to set your preference. An alternative is [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/custom-new-tab/ Custom New Tab] '''Note''', if you only want the New Tab to be the same as your home page, you can use the add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/ New Tab Homepage] instead. You may need to restart Firefox for any changes to take effect. ''If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.''
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The New Tab Homepage did the trick, thank you so much!!!

The New Tab Homepage did the trick, thank you so much!!!
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dmorsekahn said

The New Tab Homepage did the trick, thank you so much!!!

Glad that works  !

Would you be a dear and mark Scribe's post as 'Chosen Solution'  ?

Thank you in advance  !

''dmorsekahn [[#answer-997763|said]]'' <blockquote> The New Tab Homepage did the trick, thank you so much!!! </blockquote> Glad that works ! Would you be a dear and mark Scribe's post as 'Chosen Solution' ? Thank you in advance !
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Happy112
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Aww ..... You didn't mark Scribe's post as 'Chosen Solution', but mine instead. You can rectify that by clicking the Undo button on the right side and then mark Scribe's post. Would you, please  ?

Aww ..... You didn't mark Scribe's post as 'Chosen Solution', but mine instead. You can rectify that by clicking the '''Undo''' button on the right side and then mark Scribe's post. Would you, please ?
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