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When I click the + button on the tab strip to open a new tab,search.conduit opens.How do I change it to get the original firefox tab page?

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I recently installed utorrent.The problem started after that.The home page is Google, but on opening a new tab, I don't get the thumbnails that is usually displayed, instead search.conduit page is opened.How can I get my old settings back? I even uninstalled utorrent to see if this problem goes away, but it doesn't.

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It looks like Conduit/Utorrent changed your browser.newtab.url preference. First, double check your installed programs and Firefox extensions for any Conduit related material or a "Utorrent Browser Bar." Uninstall if found.

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  3. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box
  4. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url to about:newtab
  5. Also search about:config for Conduit/Utorrent preferences. Search for Conduit and Utorrent. If one is found, right-click it and choose reset

I don't use Utorrent, but what may have happened is that the Utorrent installer also installed Conduit. When you are installing programs, be sure to read and don't go click happy.

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Chosen Solution

It looks like Conduit/Utorrent changed your browser.newtab.url preference. First, double check your installed programs and Firefox extensions for any Conduit related material or a "Utorrent Browser Bar." Uninstall if found.

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  3. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box
  4. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url to about:newtab
  5. Also search about:config for Conduit/Utorrent preferences. Search for Conduit and Utorrent. If one is found, right-click it and choose reset

I don't use Utorrent, but what may have happened is that the Utorrent installer also installed Conduit. When you are installing programs, be sure to read and don't go click happy.

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Thank you, but I was able to solve the problem already. There was a button named "Remove" just below the space where we enter the item to be searched in a search engine. On clicking this, I was able to return to the original new tab page. I wasn't being trigger happy while installing utorrent, there was nothing there indicating that conduit will be installed. Nevertheless, thanks a lot for trying to help me in solving my problem.