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Firefox Will not startup with home page. Keeps on bring up where I left off every time I start firefox

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Firefox keeps on opeing up where i left off instead of starting with my home page. I am using the lastest firefox with windows8. Dosen't happen with windows7. This has happened with the latest update.

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Replacing the pref.js didn't fix the problem I have just done a firefox default reset and that has solved the problem.

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Misc

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ideato
  • Top 25 Contributor
616 solutions 4260 answers

Hello darknido, see if you have set Show my windows and tabs from last time go from Firefox button > options > General panel > Startup > When Firefox starts > UNSELECT Show my windows and tabs from last time, click OK to save it.

thank you

Question owner

The setting is set as show my home page. I have done all of the genral things to solve the problem without reinstalling or resetting firefox.

ideato
  • Top 25 Contributor
616 solutions 4260 answers

Hello, see : Corrupt or damaged prefs.js file


thanks again

Chosen Solution

Replacing the pref.js didn't fix the problem I have just done a firefox default reset and that has solved the problem.