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How can I set a custom Home Page while ALSO having a New Tab be the default Mozilla Page?

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Why is the "home Page" = to a New Tab page? Why are they linked. I want my.yahoo.com to be my Home Page (currently set properly) but my New Tab page seems to be set to "Conduit" and has a search bar. I have no idea where that came from or how it got set that way. I want to have my current Home Page but make any New Tabs be the Mozilla Default Page with a Google search bar. Is that possible? I am running on Windows XP.

Why is the "home Page" = to a New Tab page? Why are they linked. I want my.yahoo.com to be my Home Page (currently set properly) but my New Tab page seems to be set to "Conduit" and has a search bar. I have no idea where that came from or how it got set that way. I want to have my current Home Page but make any New Tabs be the Mozilla Default Page with a Google search bar. Is that possible? I am running on Windows XP.

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Tyler Downer
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So it looks like you have been infected with the Conduit virus. Do the following to fix and set your settings up properly.

Scan for malware: Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

Reset Firefox: Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

Then, to change the newtab URL, type about:config into your address bar, press Enter, then accept the warning. In the search, look for browser.newtab.url, and right click it, then click Modify. Set the URL to anything you want (Firefox's default home page is about:home if you want to use that)

So it looks like you have been infected with the Conduit virus. Do the following to fix and set your settings up properly. Scan for malware: [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] Reset Firefox: [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] Then, to change the newtab URL, type about:config into your address bar, press Enter, then accept the warning. In the search, look for browser.newtab.url, and right click it, then click Modify. Set the URL to anything you want (Firefox's default home page is about:home if you want to use that)
cor-el
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See also this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.

See alao:

See also this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab): *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_preferences See alao: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes