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when opening a new tab, how to set default site


I want my default website to be google each time I open a new tab. Somehow, my new tabs are opening as defaulted to bing.

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Firefox opens a blank page by default, when the user opens a new tab, something installed on your PC changed that action to Bing.

See if this extension will override Bing and allow you to set your own choice of a web page for the new tab. NewTabURL extension:

auntjuju01 0 solutions 2 answers

This doesn't work either :(

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

Stokedog 0 solutions 1 answers

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Is there a simple way to have a new tab open to a default website or does it require the add-on? It seems like this should be a standard option.

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A new tab opens by default as a blank tab (about:blank).

You can middle-click or Ctrl left-click the Home button on the Navigation toolbar to open the Home page in a new tab.

You can look at one of these extensions:

TimberJon 0 solutions 1 answers

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This fixed it. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/ Just set primary home page for Firefox to your search engine / website of choice and every new tab you manually open will open and pre-load that site. This will not override when you open another link in a new tab.


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