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how can I start firefox with new tab instead of blank page?

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Today I update firefox to 13.0. I like the new "new type". I want to konw how can I start firefox with new tab instead of blank page? I don't want to change the homepage to about:newtab.

Sorry for my bad English.

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You can add about:newtab to the command line (target) in the Firefox desktop shortcut to open that page on startup.

  • "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -new-tab about:newtab
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0

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philipp
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hello, i don't think you can do it without setting "about:newtab" as homepage. that's what the homepage is for...

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I now set "when firefox starts:Show a blank page" I want to know could I do something let new tab instead of this blank page……

philipp
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hello, i'm not sure if i understood you correctly - you can do that by setting about:newtab as your homepage (but from your first post i thought you didn't want to do that)...

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You can add about:newtab to the command line (target) in the Firefox desktop shortcut to open that page on startup.

  • "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -new-tab about:newtab

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That is what I want,thanks. Thanks for madperson's help too.

steamtank 0 solutions 1 answers

This is a very annoying thing. Every update from Firefox resets this config setting back to about:newtab. I changed browser.newtab.url in 12.x to about:blank and it resetted back in update 13.0 and now I have to do the same thing again in 13.0.1.

The drawback with about:newtab is Firefox opens up dataports for every URL that are linked and gets reopened for every lame 'newtab' you click on. Just use Tcpview - data port viewer and watch how many extra dataports that opens up from this crazy 'feature'.