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How do I make a new tab open to a Mozilla start page?

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I can't find out where to make the change so when I open a new tab it opens to a Mozilla start page instead of a blank. Thanks

I can't find out where to make the change so when I open a new tab it opens to a Mozilla start page instead of a blank. Thanks

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hello kodi2011, you can change the site that opens in a new tab like this:

enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.newtab.url, double-click it & change its value to the website you want to see (the default is about:newtab, for the firefox homepage use about:home or fill in any other url).

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hello kodi2011, you can change the site that opens in a new tab like this:

enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.newtab.url, double-click it & change its value to the website you want to see (the default is about:newtab, for the firefox homepage use about:home or fill in any other url).

hello kodi2011, you can change the site that opens in a new tab like this: enter '''about:config''' into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named '''browser.newtab.url''', double-click it & change its value to the website you want to see (the default is '''about:newtab''', for the firefox homepage use '''about:home''' or fill in any other url).

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madperson,

Thanks much. I was somewhat nervous about doing that. I am not very experienced with computers but you instructions were right on. Thanks again.

madperson, Thanks much. I was somewhat nervous about doing that. I am not very experienced with computers but you instructions were right on. Thanks again.
elzzz 0 solutions 1 answers

woooo this worked! thank you so much :)

woooo this worked! thank you so much :)