X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

how to set new tabs to home page when opened

Posted

I have no problem setting up my home page, but new tabs open as blank pages. How do I set up Firefox to open new tabs to my home page, when I manually open a new tab?

Modified by adeangulo

Chosen solution

"Donations" to add-on developers are not required. Add-on developers do appreciate donations from users since they devote their time and efforts free of charge to develop the add-on(s). Donations also help pay for costs incurred in operating a website and some have online help forums to help their users with support questions.

Tab Mix Plus is a great add-on, I use it and like it, but it is a bit "heavy"/large to install for just that one function. Tab Mix Plus performs many functions related to tabs and has many, many options that you can set related to tabs, including the one that your requested.

An add-on that is much smaller and is designed to perform that one function, opening a tab with the page you specify, is New TabURL:


If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when signed-in to the forum.



Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

Read this answer in context 0

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0

More Information

strongwind 8 solutions 58 answers

Personally I use an add-on called Tab Mix Plus to solve this problem and I don't think Firefox can do it on it's own.

If you have Tab Mix Plus then you can:

1. Go to: Tools > Options > Tabs > Tab Mix Plus Options > Events > New Tabs

2. Set the top drop-down menu so that it looks like this: 'Load on new tabs: Home Page'

3. Click 'OK'

4. Click 'OK' again

If this was the answer you were looking for, please click 'Solved' -- Thanks.

Question owner

Strongwind, thank you for your solution. I have not tried this yet. I am surprised that this takes a third-party add-on, and that Firefox does not have this as a basic feature. It is a basic feature with Internet Explorer. I also have a problem paying for a function that is standard with other competing "free" search engines. I realize that the cost for Tab Mix Plus is considered a "donation", but I would never take someone else's work for free. If Firefox requires that I buy Tab Mix Plus to accomplish this, Firefox is a feature-poor product.

SafeBrowser 550 solutions 2392 answers

Chosen Solution

"Donations" to add-on developers are not required. Add-on developers do appreciate donations from users since they devote their time and efforts free of charge to develop the add-on(s). Donations also help pay for costs incurred in operating a website and some have online help forums to help their users with support questions.

Tab Mix Plus is a great add-on, I use it and like it, but it is a bit "heavy"/large to install for just that one function. Tab Mix Plus performs many functions related to tabs and has many, many options that you can set related to tabs, including the one that your requested.

An add-on that is much smaller and is designed to perform that one function, opening a tab with the page you specify, is New TabURL:


If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when signed-in to the forum.



Not related to your question, but...

You need to update some plug-ins:

Modified by SafeBrowser

Question owner

SafeBrowser thank you for this solution. this is exactly what I had expected as a solution, but did not know where to get it. As for donations, I value everyone's time, especially people who have specific skills that benefit the rest of us. While I have been known to haggle about the price of a product, I would never discount, negotiate or "steal" the value of a person's time or skill. Again, thank you for helping to solve this issue with Firefox. I appreciate you and Strongwind taking the time to help me.

Modified by adeangulo