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How do I pick which side that shows up as my startpage when I open a second page on the already open network?


I am not asking how to set up my home page, but my side pages (you know when you have two pages or more open in the same network). I dont now why, but it changed from being google to some other search-side. When I try to find a way to change it, I can only find something about the settings for my homepage. Is it possible to change? Please help me. Thank you.

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alco 18 solutions 141 answers

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Hi spbentsen,
do you mean the search engine bar next to the address bar?

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Hi alco, no its when you open a new side, so that two pages are open on the same time. :)

alco 18 solutions 141 answers

Hi spbentsen,
so you try to open a new tab and the page shown is something else than google that it used to be? If this is the case:
check what Firefox has for the new tab page in the about:config preferences editor.

1 In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

2 In the filter box, type or paste newtab and pause while the list is filtered

3 Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and enter the desired value:

  • Page default

browser.newtab.url = about:newtab

  • Blank tab

browser.newtab.url = about:blank

  • Built-in Firefox home page

browser.newtab.url = about:home

  • Any other page

browser.newtab.url = full URL to the page
Open a new tab and verify that it worked.
Please report back!

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Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

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

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See this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):