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Tab searching, when I click for a new tab it automatically comes up with yahoo search which is not my default search engine. How do I change this?


As above, when I click on a new tab it automatically comes up with yahoo search.

I don't want it to do this and cannot find how to change it.

It may have come about when I was downloading some software, I am not sure. I certainly didn't intentionally make it happen.

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  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.1
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

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Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

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Firefox's behavior is to open a blank page when you open a new tab. Your issue is most likely caused by one of the add-ons you have. Please see here: Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

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Gryllida, thank you so very much. Problem solved.

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

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The issue seems to have been resolved.

davidkimpollard@netspace, please close the thread so that 'solution chosen by....' line appears at the top.