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How do I make my tabs open up to a blank page?


I accidentally downloaded something that makes my mozilla firefox tabs open up to a yahoo search engine. How do I make it so when you open a tab, it opens up to a blank tab?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I accidentally downloaded something

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If you just turn off the plugins, it makes it blank.

TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

If you take DJ's advice you will lose all functionality of Flash, Quicktime, iTunes, Java, Adobe Reader, etc. NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Could be any number of things. You did not list your Extensions; that could help us help you. In your URL/location/address bar, type about:support, press the enter key, click "Copy all to Clipboard" and paste in your reply.

Other Issues: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~

You ~~red:MAY~~ need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox: your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.2 ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open, click Help, click Check for Updates. If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader: -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader