Firefox will not open to my designated home page. It used to.
Over the past 3 days, firefox will not open to my designated homepage. I have reset the homepage in options and so on. Help
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If the home page keeps resetting itself, this is often caused by another program on your computer. Usually, running a malware scan can detect and fix the issue.
You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
- Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller (for more info, see this alternate TDSSKiller download page)
- AdwCleaner (for more info, see this alternate AdwCleaner download page)
- Hitman Pro
- ESET Online Scanner
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
Hope this helps.
I tried the suggestion and nothing "mal" was found. I have tried other websites to use as the homepage and they all seem to work fine. I am attempting to use https://www.washingtonpost.com/regional/ as the home page. It doesn't work and neither does https://www.washingtonpost.com. Not sure what is going on. I have also set Firefox to clear history and cache after I close it. The frustrating thing is that all was fine a week ago.
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
Nope, this advice about (about:config) didn't work. When I attempted to reset the homepage to washingtonpost.com, it still will not open to that page though it does go to it when I click the homepage icon. I can set other pages as the homepage and it all works fine. Seems weird. Anything else to suggest? Does anyone else have a problem using washingtonpost.com as homepage?