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Is there a way to set up a google search page to come up when I select "open a new tab". I see options to set it to blank, but not say to the google website. When I open Firefox, it brings up the google site, just not when I hit open new tab. Thank you.

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There is currently no option to do this in Firefox 3.6, but I do know it has been suggested as an option in a future version.

However, you can install one of the several extensions that provide this service. These can be found at https://addons.mozilla.org

I use one called New Tab Homepage

Very small and simple, just opens your start page when opening a new tab.

There are alternatives if you want it to do something else, just search on AMO. :)

Hope this is helpful!

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AlleyKat, Thanks for the response. I will look into the add-ons. I just wanted to make sure that I hadn't missed anything in the Firefox configurations.