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Launching Firefox gets the Mozilla homepage not mine, why?

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When I launch Firefox it goes directly to the mozilla start page as if I never used Firefox before. Everything is blank, no bookmark, no history, nothing. Why can't I go directly to my homepage? This frustrates me so much I have to go back to safari. I would use Firefox.

When I launch Firefox it goes directly to the mozilla start page as if I never used Firefox before. Everything is blank, no bookmark, no history, nothing. Why can't I go directly to my homepage? This frustrates me so much I have to go back to safari. I would use Firefox.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • npmnqmp 071503000004
  • RealPlayer Plugin
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2 FBSMTWB

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3975 solutions 34715 answers

When did this start, and can you think of any possible triggering actions, such as an update or system clean-up?

Your browser reported to the forum that it is version 3.6.2, which seems very unlikely. Can you check Help > About Firefox and reply with your current version information?

(To fix an inaccurate user agent identification, check out this article: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version)

When did this start, and can you think of any possible triggering actions, such as an update or system clean-up? Your browser reported to the forum that it is version 3.6.2, which seems very unlikely. Can you check Help > About Firefox and reply with your current version information? (To fix an inaccurate user agent identification, check out this article: [[Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version]])
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
13050 solutions 119534 answers

The user agent corruption looks like a consequence of Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) that has created a general.useragent.override pref.

See these articles for some suggestions:

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

The user agent corruption looks like a consequence of Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) that has created a general.useragent.override pref. See these articles for some suggestions: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firefox+has+just+updated+tab+shows+each+time+you+start+Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page - Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved