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When I open a new tab in Firefox, it always used to be a 'blank page'. I always had my home page to Google, and new tabs were blank. Now when I open a new tab, it opens up with Yahoo search (but my home page is still Google) Basically, how do I stop Firefox from opening new tabs into websites.

When I open a new tab in Firefox, it always used to be a 'blank page'. I always had my home page to Google, and new tabs were blank. Now when I open a new tab, it opens up with Yahoo search (but my home page is still Google) Basically, how do I stop Firefox from opening new tabs into websites.

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Wikiwide 14 solutions 92 answers

Do you have some kind of Yahoo Toolbar installed?


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Do you have some kind of Yahoo Toolbar installed? ----------------------------------------------------- Copy contents from Help->Troubleshooting information and paste them into your reply so that supporters knew more about possible causes of the problem.

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No I dont think that I do.

No I dont think that I do.
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Is it the Yahoo page about which you complain?

http://urlseek.vmn.net/search.php?type=dns&tbn=vidtomp3dn&q...

It is set now in your preferences that when you type something in location bar (not website address, but search keywords), this page is used.

I'm afraid this is set by one of your toolbars. Googling says many different Firefox extensions ("search settings", PDFforge, "UltraEdit toolbar", "Multiply Toolbar") can cause it.

Disable a suspected toolbar in Tools->Add-ons->Extensions, restart Firefox, go to about:config, click button "I'll be careful", type or paste "keyword.url" (without quotes) into the Filter textbox, reset/modify the preference to anything else (without urlseek) and then test it. If some time later urlseek will return, another toolbar is the culprit, so go through the algorithm again.

When urlseek doesn't appear anymore, you have disabled the culprit toolbar, so you can try to restore other toolbars, one-by-one, carefully (maybe, more than one toolbar was causing it).

Is it the Yahoo page about which you complain? [http://urlseek.vmn.net/search.php?type=dns&tbn=vidtomp3dn&q=] It is set now in your preferences that when you type something in location bar (not website address, but search keywords), this page is used. I'm afraid this is set by one of your toolbars. Googling says many different Firefox extensions ("search settings", PDFforge, "UltraEdit toolbar", "Multiply Toolbar") can cause it. Disable a suspected toolbar in Tools->Add-ons->Extensions, restart Firefox, go to about:config, click button "I'll be careful", type or paste "keyword.url" (without quotes) into the Filter textbox, reset/modify the preference to anything else (without urlseek) and then test it. If some time later urlseek will return, another toolbar is the culprit, so go through the algorithm again. When urlseek doesn't appear anymore, you have disabled the culprit toolbar, so you can try to restore other toolbars, one-by-one, carefully (maybe, more than one toolbar was causing it).
mathieu67 0 solutions 2 answers

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FlipFlops2001 0 solutions 4 answers

Here’s the easy, get rid of it for good fix: It’s done within Firefox. Enter [about:config] in the url address box. Click “I’ll be careful. I promise”. In the <filter> field, type “extensions.netassistant” (no quotes). Right click on the field: “extensions.netassistant.tabsearch.url”, click on <modify>, either delete its string or enter your own. I’ve entered “https://encrypted.google.com” (this is a beta encrypted search by Google) just as a personal satisfaction against Yahoo. Do the same for:”extensions.netassistant.url” field. NOTE: If you haven’t modified your Firefox configuration before and you don’t feel comfortable in what you are about to do, BACKUP! The backup procedure can be found at: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/backing%20up%20your%20information. Or just do a Google search for “backup Firefox pref.js”.

Here’s the easy, get rid of it for good fix: It’s done within Firefox. Enter [about:config] in the url address box. Click “I’ll be careful. I promise”. In the <filter> field, type “extensions.netassistant” (no quotes). Right click on the field: “extensions.netassistant.tabsearch.url”, click on <modify>, either delete its string or enter your own. I’ve entered “https://encrypted.google.com” (this is a beta encrypted search by Google) just as a personal satisfaction against Yahoo. Do the same for:”extensions.netassistant.url” field. '''NOTE''': If you haven’t modified your Firefox configuration before and you don’t feel comfortable in what you are about to do, '''''BACKUP!''''' The backup procedure can be found at: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/backing%20up%20your%20information. Or just do a Google search for “backup Firefox pref.js”.
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LightShifter 0 solutions 1 answers

How To Stop Firefox From Displaying Most Visited Sites when Opening A New Tab:

From Mozzilla's own page here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites?s=how+to+stop+new+tabs+from+showing+most+visited+&r=1&e=es&as=s

If you are concerned about your privacy, you can turn this feature off completely: 1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.

o The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.

2. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.

3. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url from about:newtab to about:blank.

4. Click OK and close the about:config tab.

How To Stop Firefox From Displaying Most Visited Sites when Opening A New Tab: From Mozzilla's own page here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites?s=how+to+stop+new+tabs+from+showing+most+visited+&r=1&e=es&as=s If you are concerned about your privacy, you can turn this feature off completely: 1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. o The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page. 2. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box. 3. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url from about:newtab to about:blank. 4. Click OK and close the about:config tab.

Modified by LightShifter