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how do i make the new tab open with my home page?


when opening a new tab the page is blank and I would like to have it open with my home page.

also very frequently firefox does not shut down when logging off. this results in the computer sitting idle using up the battery... using Vista as the OS

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

when started using firefox in leiu of internet explorer

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.5
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Picasa plugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_03 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12

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You can look at one of these extensions:

Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks that you should update.

  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_03 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

Update the Java plugin to the latest version.

Jingarelho 0 solutions 14 answers

you don't need a plugin... you just need to change two values in about:config. find browser.newtabpage.enable and change it to TRUE then find browser.newtab.url and change to about:home

just a piece of advice, be careful while changing settings in about:config.

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The problem with answering a question from November 2010 is that you are providing an answer for a new (in Firefox 13 - June 2012) feature that wasn't available in Firefox 3.6.12.

Locking this thread.