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how do you open a new tab with your homepage and not firefox home page?

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i am using nightly 65 and when i go to options i set my homepage (is use my yahoo) and it works fine, but when i open a new tab it only give a selection of firefox home or blank page. is there a way for a new tab to open in my home page and if not could this functionality be added? thank you

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Hi JLhillhouse, does this one install and work for you?

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/

(Note: I can't test it because it can't load file:// home pages like mine, only http: or https: home pages)

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this sends me to firefox download page and i stated in my first note i am using NIGHTLY 65 and want to keep using it. an add on is symptom fix and not a REAL fix. why can't the developers and this functionality. unfortunately i do not know how to get this suggestion to them. i sent it to bugzilla and one of the admins there sent it here. thank you

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Hello JLhillhouse,

Instead of clicking on the plus symbol (+) to open a new tab, you could just click on Ctrl + the home button.

Would that work for you  ?

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thank you for the suggestion but when i hit ctl + it changes the view size? i still would like to find out how to ask this question of the developers? do you have any ideas/

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JLhillhouse said

thank you for the suggestion but when i hit ctl + it changes the view size

I was talking about Ctrl + the home button instead of pressing Ctrl plus the + symbol on the tab bar (next to the current tab (not the Ctrl and + keyboard shortcut) .......

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sorry, didn't work

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JLhillhouse said

sorry, didn't work

Pressing Ctrl plus the home button doesn't open your
home page  ?

Then what does it open  ?

Maybe you'll need to change your home page setting :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page

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If nothing else works for you, maybe you could give this extensions a try - it sets Yahoo as your home page and as the New Tab page :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/yahoo-homepage/

(see under "About this extension")

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JLhillhouse said

cor-el said
See: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/

this sends me to firefox download page and i stated in my first note i am using NIGHTLY 65 and want to keep using it. an add on is symptom fix and not a REAL fix. why can't the developers and this functionality. unfortunately i do not know how to get this suggestion to them.

I think Nightly should be recognized as Firefox when visiting the Add-ons site. Do you get told to install Firefox when you try to install other extensions?

I understand preferring to have a built-in feature, but consider that you have needed an extension since Firefox 41 -- released on September 22, 2015 -- to override the built-in new tab page. If that hasn't changed in the past three years, what are the odds it will change now?

Anyway, here in support we work with the Firefox we have today and can suggest relevant features, available settings changes, and workarounds such as add-ons. If those do not suit your needs, you can submit comments and suggestions through one or more of the following links:

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i download nightlyu 65 from the mozzila download page??????

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McCoy said

If nothing else works for you, maybe you could give this extensions a try - it sets Yahoo as your home page and as the New Tab page : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/yahoo-homepage/ (see under "About this extension")
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thank you for all the effort but this takes me to the "generic" yahoo home page not my individual home page as the home button does when i save the sight to it. I just do not understand why the developers can be notified to see if they can add this feature????? if you or anyone else know please let me know. thanks again

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JLhillhouse said

thank you for all the effort but this takes me to the "generic" yahoo home page not my individual home page as the home button does when i save the site to it.

If you have set your home page to the page you of your choice, and you want every new tab to start with that page, then why won't you just click Ctrl + the home button every time you want a new tab to open  ?

Seemed so simple to me, but apparantly I'm missing something .....

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Hi JLhillhouse, does this one install and work for you?

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/

(Note: I can't test it because it can't load file:// home pages like mine, only http: or https: home pages)

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in my earlier not i said i tried and i've tried again and it does not work. again how can i pass this on to the develpers------- seems to me it is a bug or possible really good improvement? not being smart alec, just telling what happening on my end.

ps- you seem real knowledgeable---- please help get it to the right place.

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McCoy said

If you have set your home page to the page you of your choice, and you want every new tab to start with that page, then why won't you just click Ctrl + the home button every time you want a new tab to open  ? Seemed so simple to me, but apparantly I'm missing something .....

Using Customize, you can drag and drop the house icon up on the Tabs bar --

-- but it may be hard to get into the habit of holding down the Ctrl key when clicking it.

Ref. Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

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I had a disabled NTO extension in my Nightly profile and got a button on the Addons page to enable this extension. When I enabled this extension then the button change to a Remove button. When I removed NTO then the button changed to the Add button. So currently the Addons website is rather powerful and probably uses a lot of JavaScript. This would mean that any JavaScript that is blocked can/will cause issues, so check for issues caused by content blocking extensions.

If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block (wanted) content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block (wanted) content.

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no help. already solved with add on but would still like it as a options selection

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Chosen answer says to use https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/, but this doesn't work for me because my homepage is a local file. In the options screen, under "New Windows and Tabs", there are two sections: "Homepage and new windows" and "New tabs". These two entries should support the same options. It is impossible for any add-on to accomplish this, because the new add-on API prevents add-ons from accessing or redirecting to a local file. I shouldn't have to run a webserver on my machine just to get my personalized homepage to work.

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Hi worlebird, earlier in this thread you can find several links for providing feedback and suggesting features for future versions of Firefox.

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