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My home page is replaced with something else.

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My Firefox home page is gone and is replaced with something else. How do I get it back?

Chosen solution

Type the following in your address/awesome bar:

about:config

Click "I'll be careful I promise" in the dialog box that pops up

Type "browser.startup.homepage" in the Filter Box

Right click the value column and click "Modify",

Enter the desired home page URL in the dialog box and hit OK.

Click the home button and you shall be directed to your desired homepage

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I downloaded a game site

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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
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  • DivX® Web Player
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  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Google Update
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  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.23) Gecko/20110920 Firefox/3.6.23 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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How do I get it back?

Prashanth R 2 solutions 12 answers

Chosen Solution

Type the following in your address/awesome bar:

about:config

Click "I'll be careful I promise" in the dialog box that pops up

Type "browser.startup.homepage" in the Filter Box

Right click the value column and click "Modify",

Enter the desired home page URL in the dialog box and hit OK.

Click the home button and you shall be directed to your desired homepage

Modified by Prashanth R

Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

-> Restore the default home page

-> Now, Set your Homepage

Check and tell if its working.

Modified by Hasan