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Is there a way to set it to open a new tab to open on my homepage and not a blank tab in Firefox 57?

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in the new Firefox 57, when you open a new tab, it is blank. in the previous version, when you opened a tab it opened the tab to your homepage. I what like to have that again please if it is possible. Thank you.

in the new Firefox 57, when you open a new tab, it is blank. in the previous version, when you opened a tab it opened the tab to your homepage. I what like to have that again please if it is possible. Thank you.
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Mkll
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Hello, click on the cog and check the boxes for what you would like to see. If this solved your problem, mark as solution!

Hello, click on the cog and check the boxes for what you would like to see. If this solved your problem, mark as solution!
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I am not a developer but i think i what have to modify the about:config? no? I see nothing in the Options - Tabs, that will allow me to set a tab to go to homepage on a new tab. I have tried all the Options - Tabs selections that set to a new tab so the tab have it to the my homepage.

I am not a developer but i think i what have to modify the about:config? no? I see nothing in the Options - Tabs, that will allow me to set a tab to go to homepage on a new tab. I have tried all the Options - Tabs selections that set to a new tab so the tab have it to the my homepage.
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roygbiv221 0 solutions 2 answers

Well mine is set to display home page and it is not giving me home page. it is giving me a selection of recent pages (basically anyone looking over my shoulder can see my recent history.

Well mine is set to display home page and it is not giving me home page. it is giving me a selection of recent pages (basically anyone looking over my shoulder can see my recent history.
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alancsalt 2 solutions 6 answers

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Can be done with this add-on. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/
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ddenby 0 solutions 15 answers

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it is nice that there is an add-on to do this, but it should not be necessary to add "baggage" to the browser just to set the default url for a new page.. this option should be built in to FF.

it is nice that there is an add-on to do this, but it should not be necessary to add "baggage" to the browser just to set the default url for a new page.. this option should be built in to FF.
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Ajax4Hire 0 solutions 4 answers

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Agreed. Stop being so Microsoft happy puppy dog helpful. I don't begrudge you the newtab splash of not really helpful web pages you think I might like.

I know what I need, I know what I want, I have my own homepage, let me use it.

I've got real work to do. I don't have time to try and reconfigure the car I use to drive around on the internet everytime you feel the need to monkey with Firefox.

Again, I don't begrudge you a way to monetize firefox; I am capable of making my own decisions, let me do so.

Agreed. Stop being so Microsoft happy puppy dog helpful. I don't begrudge you the newtab splash of not really helpful web pages you think I might like. I know what I need, I know what I want, I have my own homepage, let me use it. I've got real work to do. I don't have time to try and reconfigure the car I use to drive around on the internet everytime you feel the need to monkey with Firefox. Again, I don't begrudge you a way to monetize firefox; I am capable of making my own decisions, let me do so.
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lemonstar 0 solutions 2 answers

I do not understand the thinking behind this feature - why would the developers think users, doing one of the most frequent operations - opening a new tab via the +in the tab bar would want to wait for a page to load listing various previously used tabs (and it is very slow to do this) and then click on one of the icons to open a google search page - I imagine that is the most popular homepage for new tabs - the settings don't even give you an option to override this default behaviour - as if the FF browser didn't already have enough issues with slowness and insane memory usage. The add-on suggested (and accepted) as a solution also hesitates on loading - as though the code it inserts into the "new tab opening framework" can't sidestep other time that is time consuming to execute.

I do not understand the thinking behind this feature - why would the developers think users, doing one of the most frequent operations - opening a new tab via the +in the tab bar would want to wait for a page to load listing various previously used tabs (and it is very slow to do this) and then click on one of the icons to open a google search page - I imagine that is the most popular homepage for new tabs - the settings don't even give you an option to override this default behaviour - as if the FF browser didn't already have enough issues with slowness and insane memory usage. The add-on suggested (and accepted) as a solution also hesitates on loading - as though the code it inserts into the "new tab opening framework" can't sidestep other time that is time consuming to execute.
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Ajax4Hire 0 solutions 4 answers
alancsalt said Can be done with this add-on:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

does NOT solve the problem. Want to use a file:/// webpage. "New-Tab-Override" clearly states that it is ONLY for internet http:// and https:// links; NOT a file:/// link. does NOT solve the problem.

<blockquote> ''alancsalt [[#answer-1034480|said]]'' Can be done with this add-on:<br>https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ </blockquote> does '''NOT''' solve the problem. Want to use a file:/// webpage. "New-Tab-Override" clearly states that it is ONLY for internet http:// and https:// links; '''NOT''' a file:/// link. does '''NOT''' solve the problem.
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mrtuple 0 solutions 1 answers

I too miss the newtab=homepage config setting in firefox. I obtained a reasonable reproduction of the feature with these steps:

  1. go to about:config and search for newtabpage, switch all the true values to false, set all the dictionaries to emtpy ({}), set all the strings to empty values, change rows and columns to 0 (see attached image)
  2. then I opened a new page, click the cog, and pinned my static disk homepage.html as a personal "top site" and pinned it

Now a new tab has one direct link to my desired homepage, and a search input field (that I don't mind).

I too miss the newtab=homepage config setting in firefox. I obtained a reasonable reproduction of the feature with these steps: # go to about:config and search for newtabpage, switch all the true values to false, set all the dictionaries to emtpy ({}), set all the strings to empty values, change rows and columns to 0 (see attached image) # then I opened a new page, click the cog, and pinned my static disk homepage.html as a personal "top site" and pinned it Now a new tab has one direct link to my desired homepage, and a search input field (that I don't mind).
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