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Need to restore the feature of most visited sites shown upon opening a new tab

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I have checked through my add-ons and can't find the solution. I've read answers that state go to the about: config. I can't find that either. I simply want my most visited sites upon opening a new tab feature restored. Help, please.

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type about:config into the address bar, press Enter. Accept the warning. Search for browser.newtabpage.enabled, right click, click Reset. Search for browser.newtab.url, right click, click Reset. It should work now.

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Tyler Downer
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type about:config into the address bar, press Enter. Accept the warning. Search for browser.newtabpage.enabled, right click, click Reset. Search for browser.newtab.url, right click, click Reset. It should work now.

ideato
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Hello tee6942, is about:config not about: config (no space between : and config)

in the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.

The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.

type browser.newtab.url in the search box, and then right-click on it and select reset.

see: New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites


thank you

Question owner

Yay! Restoration complete. Worked perfectly. Thanks all

jkm0119 0 solutions 1 answers

It does not work for me. could there be another problem?

cor-el
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Hi jkm0119

What is the value of the browser.newtab.url on the about:config page?

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, see:

Modified by cor-el