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Firefox 5.01 will not allow me to reset my Home Page in Prefs -- why?

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I can't reset my Home Page in Firefox preference pane. I open the tabs I want to be my home pages, and press "Use Current Pages," yes it defaults to some random pages (about 5 of them) I had open the day I installed the upgrade. Restart does not work, neither does manually entering info (url) for one tab. It just defaults back to 5 random tabs.

I can't reset my Home Page in Firefox preference pane. I open the tabs I want to be my home pages, and press "Use Current Pages," yes it defaults to some random pages (about 5 of them) I had open the day I installed the upgrade. Restart does not work, neither does manually entering info (url) for one tab. It just defaults back to 5 random tabs.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Contribute Plug-inInbrowser Editor Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

More Information

Application Basics
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Firefox
Version
5.0.1
User Agent
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Show in Finder
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about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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ID
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6.0
false
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Value
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0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.importDefaults
false
browser.places.leftPaneFolderId
-1
browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri
false
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.emedals.ca/catalog.asp?item=F354#bigPic|http://www.emedals.ca/catalog.asp?newitems|http://www.emedals.ca/cata…
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110707182747
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:5.0.1
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
5.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1310567203
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
64424
places.last_vacuum
1303613689
print.macosx.pagesetup-2
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print.print_bgcolor
false
print.print_bgimages
false
print.print_command
print.print_downloadfonts
false
print.print_evenpages
true
print.print_in_color
true
print.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.print_margin_left
0.5
print.print_margin_right
0.5
print.print_margin_top
0.5
print.print_oddpages
true
print.print_orientation
0
print.print_pagedelay
500
print.print_paper_data
0
print.print_paper_height
11.00
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1
print.print_paper_size_unit
0
print.print_paper_width
8.50
print.print_printer
print.print_reversed
false
print.print_scaling
1.00
print.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.print_to_file
false
print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
56
print.print_unwriteable_margin_left
25
print.print_unwriteable_margin_right
25
print.print_unwriteable_margin_top
25
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
3
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
0x24200,0x20400
Vendor ID
0000
Device ID
0000
Adapter RAM
Adapter Drivers
Driver Version
Driver Date
Direct2D Enabled
false
DirectWrite Enabled
false
WebGL Renderer
(WebGL unavailable)
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1

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Chosen Solution

See these articles for some suggestions: * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Firefox+has+just+updated+tab+shows+each+time+you+start+Firefox * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page - Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

Question owner

Thank you!

This article, specifically the instructions to rename, then regenerate, the prefs.js file, solved my problem:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

I really appreciate the time you took to help me with this.

Thank you! This article, specifically the instructions to rename, then regenerate, the prefs.js file, solved my problem: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved I really appreciate the time you took to help me with this.