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Why does Firefox open another Start Page tab everytime I hit the home key (which take me to my homepage on the current tab)?

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When I hit the home key Firefox takes me back to my homepage (AOL) but also opens up a new Mozilla Firefox Start Page tab. I end up with a whole bunch of unwanted tabs.

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Every time Firefox opened

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Hello Ginna.

Please check the following: Click on Tools> Options. Then click on General. Now, it should say: http://aol.com/ (or similar), but please check if it has anything after that. For example, if there is a | after it, that tells FF to open up 2 pages when you hit the home button: AOL and the other page, which in this case is a blank page.

If you see a | in there, go ahead and adjust it or remove it, if you'd like. If not, please report back here and let me know!

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Hello Ginna.

Please check the following: Click on Tools> Options. Then click on General. Now, it should say: http://aol.com/ (or similar), but please check if it has anything after that. For example, if there is a | after it, that tells FF to open up 2 pages when you hit the home button: AOL and the other page, which in this case is a blank page.

If you see a | in there, go ahead and adjust it or remove it, if you'd like. If not, please report back here and let me know!

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I tried this and it didn't work (not sure if my problem is exactly the same). When I installed FF 3.6, it migrated my settings from IE8. I have three home pages. When i click on the home button, rather than opening the home pages starting from my currently active tab (as IE does), it appends three new tabs; if i hit it again, then three more. Next thing I know i have about 12 tabs open when all i wanted was to refresh the original three. There must be a setting or add in that will allow me to do this.

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That is how it works in Firefox. Firefox doesn't replace already open tabs if you click the Home button. You can either refresh pen tabs (right-click: Reload All Tabs) or close all tabs except the current tab (right-click a tab and Close Other Tabs) and reload the home pages.

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