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"How to open iOS Firefox on blank home page"

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"ios homepage settings" (benisjesus2003 9/13/21, 10:44 AM) and "How to open iOS Firefox on blank home page" (miggy.ad 9/16/21, 5:57 PM), both started discussions regarding the use of "about:blank" and seeing a blank page when Firefox iOS opens. There really was not a solution provided. I've a work around for the time being and would like to know if anyone else has a better solution because "about:blank" has been a favorite homepage, Opening Screen, ...etc. Start with the 3 horizontal bars in the bottom right corner. Select {Settings} and {Homepage} is selected, the first setting is [OPENING SCREEN]. Set this to {Homepage}. Scroll down to [CURRENT HOMEPAGE] and type "https://www.blank.org" into {Custom URL}. To save the entry, touch {Firefox Home} just above the entry. The results while not the same as "about:blank" are very similar. If anyone else has a better solution, please post it here. (Please keep any replies positive to we can share ideals and solutions in the common forum.)

"ios homepage settings" (benisjesus2003 9/13/21, 10:44 AM) and "How to open iOS Firefox on blank home page" (miggy.ad 9/16/21, 5:57 PM), both started discussions regarding the use of "about:blank" and seeing a blank page when Firefox iOS opens. There really was not a solution provided. I've a work around for the time being and would like to know if anyone else has a better solution because "about:blank" has been a favorite homepage, Opening Screen, ...etc. Start with the 3 horizontal bars in the bottom right corner. Select {Settings} and {Homepage} is selected, the first setting is [OPENING SCREEN]. Set this to {Homepage}. Scroll down to [CURRENT HOMEPAGE] and type "https://www.blank.org" into {Custom URL}. To save the entry, touch {Firefox Home} just above the entry. The results while not the same as "about:blank" are very similar. If anyone else has a better solution, please post it here. (Please keep any replies positive to we can share ideals and solutions in the common forum.)

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Kiki, Thank you for the suggestion. The {New Tab} setting was already set to [Blank Page], but I failed to list it in the previous post. Some further searching revealed that About: is a web browser command, or Universal Resource Identifier. The URI provides information to the user. If you type about:about in web browser address bar, a list of available commands will be listed. If you type about:version in web browsers other than Firefox the software version is displayed. The iOS version doesn't support About: My sense is Mozilla is moving away from these URI commands, hence the need to use www.blank.org and the about:about will not work on iOS Firefox.

As previously mentioned, the workaround and [New Tab] setting seems to be the solution.

Best wishes

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Hi nbrac,

I think you might have answered your own question.

However, in addition to that, you can also set it by going to Settings -> New Tab -> select Blank Page.

Hope that helps!

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Kiki, Thank you for the suggestion. The {New Tab} setting was already set to [Blank Page], but I failed to list it in the previous post. Some further searching revealed that About: is a web browser command, or Universal Resource Identifier. The URI provides information to the user. If you type about:about in web browser address bar, a list of available commands will be listed. If you type about:version in web browsers other than Firefox the software version is displayed. The iOS version doesn't support About: My sense is Mozilla is moving away from these URI commands, hence the need to use www.blank.org and the about:about will not work on iOS Firefox.

As previously mentioned, the workaround and [New Tab] setting seems to be the solution.

Best wishes

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