X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

New update of Firefox, now my home page keeps changing with each new session. What's the fix?

Posted

After Firefox performed an automatic upgrade, my home page and "Restore to Default" setting changed. I can input the correct URL and save and that works fine during that session. But when the browser is closed and brought back up again, it reverts to this different home page (my companies intranet page). I've tried changing the "home page default" setting in the browserconfig.properties file and did a find and replace of the wrong URL in the "pref.js" files. But it keeps going back to the wrong address each time a new browser session is started. This all happened after an automatic upgrade was done to bring Firefox to version 3.6.8.

This has happened on both of my work computers that run Windows XP - SP 3, IE 7.0.573 and Symantec Antivirus. So I'd think the chances of both computers being hit by the exact some problem, at the exact same time, changing the home page to the exact same URL and neither of the computers' antivirus protection catching it are rather slim. But I suppose that's a possibility. However, since this happened immediately following the browser upgrade, I have to think that this new installation has something to do with it.

Any suggestions?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 3.0.40818.0
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.8
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Console
6.0.13
true
Java Console
6.0.14
true
Java Console
6.0.15
true
Java Console
6.0.17
true
Java Quick Starter
1.0
true
jqs@sun.com
Java Console
6.0.19
true
Java Console
6.0.20
true
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.8
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.8
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true

the-edmeister
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
3194 solutions 24384 answers

Did you look for a user.js file in your Profile folder? http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file Prefs in that file will override the same pref in the prefs.js file on each Firefox startup.

Have you contacted your IT department about that issue? Maybe they are overriding your homepage setting?

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10738 solutions 96600 answers

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved and How to fix preferences that won't save