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How to have a home page stored, but have Firefox open a blank page by default?

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Hello there,

I used to have Firefox configured so it always displayed a blank tab when I opened it.

I could then use the address bar, bookmarks or history to search / navigate as required or, if I clicked on my Home button, five tabs would open and display the five pages which I store as my home pages.

This was a brill set up and a very convenient feature to have, but it no longer seems to be available.

I seem to be able to set a new instance of Firefox to either display a blank page or use the Custom URLs feature, as opposed to both.

If I am missing a way that I can still accomplish this, then please let me know, if this is no longer a feature, please can it be re-instated?

Thanks,

Dan

Hello there, I used to have Firefox configured so it always displayed a blank tab when I opened it. I could then use the address bar, bookmarks or history to search / navigate as required or, if I clicked on my Home button, five tabs would open and display the five pages which I store as my home pages. This was a brill set up and a very convenient feature to have, but it no longer seems to be available. I seem to be able to set a new instance of Firefox to either display a blank page or use the Custom URLs feature, as opposed to both. If I am missing a way that I can still accomplish this, then please let me know, if this is no longer a feature, please can it be re-instated? Thanks, Dan

Chosen solution

Hello dandan76,

You can do that by toggling a preference on the "about:config" page :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar : browser.startup.page

And choose the value that you want :

0 = blank page

1 = your home page(s) (= default)

2 = the last page viewed in Firefox

3 = previous session windows and tabs

Then close and restart Firefox.

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Chosen Solution

Hello dandan76,

You can do that by toggling a preference on the "about:config" page :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar : browser.startup.page

And choose the value that you want :

0 = blank page

1 = your home page(s) (= default)

2 = the last page viewed in Firefox

3 = previous session windows and tabs

Then close and restart Firefox.

Hello dandan76, You can do that by toggling a preference on the "about:config" page : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar : '''browser.startup.page''' And choose the value that you want : '''0''' = blank page '''1''' = your home page(s) (= default) '''2''' = the last page viewed in Firefox '''3''' = previous session windows and tabs Then close and restart Firefox.

Question owner

Brilliant! Thank you so much...

I'd completely forgotten about about:config and how many useful it can be.

Brilliant! Thank you so much... I'd completely forgotten about '''about:config''' and how many useful it can be.
McCoy
  • Top 10 Contributor
353 solutions 3058 answers

dandan76 said

Brilliant! Thank you so much...

My pleasure  !

I'd completely forgotten about about:config and how many useful it can be.

Most people don't even know about the about:config page .....

''dandan76 [[#answer-1162922|said]]'' <blockquote> Brilliant! Thank you so much... </blockquote> My pleasure ! <blockquote> I'd completely forgotten about '''about:config''' and how many useful it can be. </blockquote> Most people don't even know about the '''about:config''' page .....