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firefox 18.0.1 about:startpage not working

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i have recently installed the latest firefox for linux on an ubuntu based distro. When i first used mozilla it went to the homepage : about:startpage . However, it did not work...neither the search nor any other buttons, such as downloads, history, bookmarks, etc seemed to be working. nothing happened when i clicked these buttons. how could i solve this problem?

-help for taking the time to read my problem :)

Chosen solution

about:startpage is that something added by you or by your Linux distro?

about:home is the default homepage in Firefox when it comes from Mozilla.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
18.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
DownloadHelper
4.9.13
true
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}
Global Menu Bar integration
3.6.4
true
globalmenu@ubuntu.com
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications
2.6
true
ubufox@ubuntu.com
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
Google
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130117041235
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0.1
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
18.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1359042895
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
ATI Technologies Inc. -- ATI Radeon HD 5670
Device ID
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Driver Version
4.2.11627 Compatibility Profile Context
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1 Basic no information
Vendor ID
ATI Technologies Inc.
WebGL Renderer
ATI Technologies Inc. -- ATI Radeon HD 5670
AzureCanvasBackend
cairo
AzureContentBackend
none
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
none
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.4
4.9.4
NSS
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
3.14.1.0
3.14.1.0

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Chosen Solution

about:startpage is that something added by you or by your Linux distro?

about:home is the default homepage in Firefox when it comes from Mozilla.

Question owner

yes...thank you that worked...about:home works just fine...thank you so very much :) ...probably it has sth to do with my linux distro :/