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What do I need to change in about:config to restore the newtab page to show previously visited sites?

What do I need to change in about:config to restore the newtab page to show previously visited sites?

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Restored everything by refreshing FireFox.

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the-edmeister
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Click the "Gear" in the upper-right corner of the New Tab page to open "Customize your New Tab page" and then select "Show your top sites".

Click the "Gear" in the upper-right corner of the New Tab page to open "Customize your New Tab page" and then select "Show your top sites".
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When I now open a new tab, there is no "gear" to click.

When I now open a new tab, there is no "gear" to click.
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jscher2000
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What appears on your new tab? Sometimes extensions replace the built-in page with something that makes them money. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions that Firefox installs on its own are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious? If in doubt, disable.

Sometimes a link will appear above a disabled extension to restart Firefox before the change takes effect. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Any improvement?

What appears on your new tab? Sometimes extensions replace the built-in page with something that makes them money. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either: * Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a) * "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons * type or paste '''about:addons''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions that Firefox installs on its own are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious? If in doubt, disable. Sometimes a link will appear above a disabled extension to restart Firefox before the change takes effect. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step. Any improvement?
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jscher2000
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One other thing. Your Firefox provided a short list of your plugins and one of them is rather unusual:

  • Flash
  • Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0

The second one is the normal self-description for the Flash player plugin, and the first one is... I have no idea!! Unless you typed that yourself, could you check the following page on my site and copy/paste the list from there:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/plugins.html

One other thing. Your Firefox provided a short list of your plugins and one of them is rather unusual: * Flash * Shockwave Flash 27.0 r0 The second one is the normal self-description for the Flash player plugin, and the first one is... I have no idea!! Unless you typed that yourself, could you check the following page on my site and copy/paste the list from there: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/plugins.html
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cor-el
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You can find details like the installation path of all plugins on the about:plugins page.

You can find details like the installation path of all plugins on the <b>about:plugins</b> page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_related_to_plugins#Identifying_installed_plugins
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Enigma
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Gchap said

What do I need to change in about:config to restore the newtab page to show previously visited sites?

You could try this preference :

browser.startup.page

and set its value to 3

''Gchap [[#question-1178191|said]]'' <blockquote> What do I need to change in about:config to restore the newtab page to show previously visited sites? </blockquote> You could try this preference : '''browser.startup.page''' and set its value to '''3'''
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cor-el
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You can also check and set the startup page in Options/Preferences.

  • Options/Preferences -> General -> Startup: "When Firefox starts":
    "Show my windows and tabs from last time"
    "Show my home page"
    "Show a blank page"
You can also check and set the startup page in Options/Preferences. *Options/Preferences -> General -> Startup: "When Firefox starts":<br>"Show my windows and tabs from last time"<br>"Show my home page"<br>"Show a blank page"
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Restored everything by refreshing FireFox.

Restored everything by refreshing FireFox.
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