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How do I set the new tab page to Google.com?

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See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1013039?fpa=1

The "browser.newtab.url" property in "about:config" mentioned in the answers does not appear to exist for me on Firefox Quantum 64.0 64-bit.

See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1013039?fpa=1 The "browser.newtab.url" property in "about:config" mentioned in the answers does not appear to exist for me on Firefox Quantum 64.0 64-bit.

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Franz_von_Suppe 2 solutions 30 answers

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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/
McCoy
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aaronfranke said

See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1013039?fpa=1 The "browser.newtab.url" property in "about:config" mentioned in the answers does not appear to exist for me on Firefox Quantum 64.0 64-bit.

Hello aaronfranke,

That preference was removed for security reasons - please see this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285

The extension that Franz_von_Suppe suggested will do what you want .....

''aaronfranke [[#question-1244395|said]]'' <blockquote> See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1013039?fpa=1 The "browser.newtab.url" property in "about:config" mentioned in the answers does not appear to exist for me on Firefox Quantum 64.0 64-bit. </blockquote> Hello aaronfranke, That preference was removed for security reasons - please see this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285 The extension that Franz_von_Suppe suggested will do what you want .....

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McCoy said

That preference was removed for security reasons - please see this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285

Thank you both, but can I just say, that was a stupid decision on Mozilla's part. Clearly this feature is very much desired since that extension has hundreds upon hundreds of 5-star reviews. Why should I download an entire browser extension to do what a 20 byte string could previously do?

''McCoy [[#answer-1182995|said]]'' <blockquote> That preference was removed for security reasons - please see this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1118285 </blockquote> Thank you both, but can I just say, that was a stupid decision on Mozilla's part. Clearly this feature is very much desired since that extension has hundreds upon hundreds of 5-star reviews. Why should I download an entire browser extension to do what a 20 byte string could previously do?
McCoy
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aaronfranke said

Thank you both, but can I just say, that was a stupid decision on Mozilla's part.

As I said :   that preference was removed for security reasons - hackers abused it. So it was in fact a very wise decision - had the users' best interest at heart ......

''aaronfranke [[#answer-1183126|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you both, but can I just say, that was a stupid decision on Mozilla's part. </blockquote> As I said : &nbsp; that preference was removed for ''security reasons'' - hackers abused it. So it was in fact a very wise decision - had the users' best interest at heart ......
HHawk 0 solutions 2 answers

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Sigh. Please re-enable this. Now I have to use a different browser as these "new tab" addons are not signed.

Sigh. Please re-enable this. Now I have to use a different browser as these "new tab" addons are not signed.