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After the last update, Firefox made itself my home page and wiped out the hotspots on my new tabs.

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I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update changed it. When I browse to the sites I want to see on my hotspots on the new tab, nothing shows up. It is just a blank page.

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update changed it. When I browse to the sites I want to see on my hotspots on the new tab, nothing shows up. It is just a blank page.

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You can check this pref on the about:config page to see if the new tab page is enabled.

  • browser.newtabpage.enabled = true

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Hi MMillikan,

I understand that when you updated Firefox that the hotspots on the new tab page are no longer there.

Could this article be helpful to see if they were hidden from a preferences change? Hide or display content in New Tab

Is it possible that you had a customized add on that had 'hotspots' that were not part of the default Firefox?

Hi MMillikan, I understand that when you updated Firefox that the hotspots on the new tab page are no longer there. Could this article be helpful to see if they were hidden from a preferences change? [[Hide or display content in New Tab]] Is it possible that you had a customized add on that had 'hotspots' that were not part of the default Firefox?

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I have checked all the boxes in that article and still, even after visiting web pages on a daily basis, like my e-mail, the page is blank.

I have checked all the boxes in that article and still, even after visiting web pages on a daily basis, like my e-mail, the page is blank.
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You can check this pref on the about:config page to see if the new tab page is enabled.

  • browser.newtabpage.enabled = true

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

You can check this pref on the <b>about:config</b> page to see if the new tab page is enabled. *browser.newtabpage.enabled = true You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
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MMillikan said

then made Firefox my home page

Hello MMillikan,

Am I right assuming that you set the New Tab page as your home page  ?

In that case (just to make sure), would you please check your home page settings :

Options => Home, or type about:preferences#home in the address bar and press Enter.

Also see :

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

''MMillikan [[#question-1243823|said]]'' <blockquote> then made Firefox my home page </blockquote> Hello MMillikan, Am I right assuming that you set the New Tab page as your home page ? In that case (just to make sure), would you please check your home page settings : Options => Home, or type '''about:preferences#home''' in the address bar and press Enter. Also see : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page