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Every time I log on or click homepage (set to Google), a new, 2nd tab pops up. How do I stop this from happening? (I prefer to only open new tabs manually.)

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FredMcD
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What is in the unwanted tab? Or is it a window?

What is in the unwanted tab? Or is it a window?
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It is a blank page (not a window), as I set up new pages to be. When I manually open a new tab, it brings up the Firefox homepage. My preference would be for new tabs (that I open) to bring up the same page as I've set as my default homepage (i.e., Google).

It is a blank page (not a window), as I set up new pages to be. When I manually open a new tab, it brings up the Firefox homepage. My preference would be for new tabs (that I open) to bring up the same page as I've set as my default homepage (i.e., Google).
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FredMcD
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ New Tab Override by Sören Hentzschel

New Tab Override allows you to set the page that shows whenever you open a new tab.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ New Tab Override by Sören Hentzschel New Tab Override allows you to set the page that shows whenever you open a new tab.
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OKay---thanks. That sets my preferred default settings for new tabs. I still have the first problem: Whenever I open my browser OR click on the "home"/house icon on the navigation bar, it always goes there AND opens a second tab, whether I want one or not. (Just makes an extra tab I have to close every time I log off.)

OKay---thanks. That sets my preferred default settings for new tabs. I still have the first problem: Whenever I open my browser OR click on the "home"/house icon on the navigation bar, it always goes there AND opens a second tab, whether I want one or not. (Just makes an extra tab I have to close every time I log off.)
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FredMcD
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.startup.homepage

What is the value? Right-click and select Reset to restore its default value; about:home

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page Type '''about:config'''<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the '''I Accept the Risk''' button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type '''browser.startup.homepage''' What is the value? Right-click and select '''Reset''' to restore its default value; '''about:home'''
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