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How to get rid of pinning on new tab

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Ok so, I was just curious as how I can get rid of this new pinning website thing when I open a new tab. I don't want my most visited websites or any site for that matter being shown. Please if anyone can help me get it back the way it was, that would be great, and if not, just tell me how not to have my most visited auto pinned. Thank you so much for your time. Hope you have a great day!

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you can add & pin custom sites on the new tab-page by dragging-and-dropping them from your bookmarks or history.

however if you still don't like that, you can hide the feature by clicking the toggle icon on the top right of the site, or totally disable it: enter "about:config" into the adress bar, confirm the info dialog, doubleclick the "browser.newtab.url" preference and set its new value to "about:blank".

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you can add & pin custom sites on the new tab-page by dragging-and-dropping them from your bookmarks or history.

however if you still don't like that, you can hide the feature by clicking the toggle icon on the top right of the site, or totally disable it: enter "about:config" into the adress bar, confirm the info dialog, doubleclick the "browser.newtab.url" preference and set its new value to "about:blank".

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OMG! Thank you so so so much! You totally fixed it! Thanks again!

~Kimberly

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In Address bar type: "about:config"

Search for and update each of these preference names to the below values:

  avg.userPreferences.newtabDisabledByUser = true
  browser.newtab.url = www.google.com
  browser.search.defaultenginename = www.google.com
  browser.startup.homepage = www.google.com

Modified by hawkesnest