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How do I remove the newly added search tab?

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Firefox updated today and now I have a search tab. I would like to remove this tab, for when I open several tabs at once I don't need a blank tab taking up space. Also, there is already a search "area" in the toolbar I really don't need it as a tab too.

Firefox updated today and now I have a search tab. I would like to remove this tab, for when I open several tabs at once I don't need a blank tab taking up space. Also, there is already a search "area" in the toolbar I really don't need it as a tab too.

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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: ''This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.'' To Reset Firefox do the following: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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Could have sworn I did that yesterday & didn't work...but it worked today. Thanks!

Could have sworn I did that yesterday & didn't work...but it worked today. Thanks!
microcruzer 0 solutions 1 answers

Had a similar problem, found a new add-on 'Default tab'. Removed this and the search tab goes on a Firefox restart.

Had a similar problem, found a new add-on 'Default tab'. Removed this and the search tab goes on a Firefox restart.