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Home Page setting option is not working. Home Page always reverts back to Modzilla Firefox Start Page.


Home Page setting option is not working after saving a new or different home page on Firefox 19.0. When opening a new page (not tab) it always reverts back to the default "Modzilla Firefox Start Page" no matter what.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.15.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • npsitesafety
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

Tyler Downer
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Does How to fix preferences that won't save help?

Question owner

That was it! There was a duplicate preference file in the profile folder. Followed the instructions under "Locked Preferences File" to

6. Delete any prefs-n.js files where n is a number (e.g. prefs-2.js).

Once I deleted it I was able to then save my preferred home page.


tfinniii 2 solutions 46 answers

I am having problem with Firefox start page hijacking my homepage every now and then. I don't have application basics in list.

Modified by tfinniii