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How Do I Restore Mozilla's Default New Tab Page

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Firefox used to have a screen full of my most visited sites open when I opened a new tab. Now, after installing and uninstalling Incredibar software (malware is more like it), I cannot seem to get the MyStart page to stop opening when I create a new tab. Is there any way to restore the original New Tab page that I had before?

Firefox used to have a screen full of my most visited sites open when I opened a new tab. Now, after installing and uninstalling Incredibar software (malware is more like it), I cannot seem to get the MyStart page to stop opening when I create a new tab. Is there any way to restore the original New Tab page that I had before?

Chosen solution

hello strandedtxgirly, you can either install the search reset addon or manually reset the new tab page by entering about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), searching for the preference named browser.newtab.url and right-clicking & resetting it to its default value (about:newtab).

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Chosen Solution

hello strandedtxgirly, you can either install the search reset addon or manually reset the new tab page by entering about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), searching for the preference named browser.newtab.url and right-clicking & resetting it to its default value (about:newtab).

hello strandedtxgirly, you can either install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ search reset] addon or manually reset the new tab page by entering '''about:config''' into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), searching for the preference named '''browser.newtab.url''' and right-clicking & resetting it to its default value ('''about:newtab''').

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Fabulous! Madperson, you have completely solved my issue. The Search Reset link worked perfectly. Thank you so much!

Fabulous! Madperson, you have completely solved my issue. The Search Reset link worked ''perfectly''. Thank you so much!

Question owner

Fabulous! Madperson, you have completely solved my issue. The Search Reset link worked perfectly. Thank you so much!

Fabulous! Madperson, you have completely solved my issue. The Search Reset link worked ''perfectly''. Thank you so much!
philipp
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you're very welcome! glad you could resolve it that easily...

you're very welcome! glad you could resolve it that easily...