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Making Firefox Start screen the default page when open new tabs

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In the android tablet firefox, when we hit the "+" sign to add new tab, we're automatically taken to the "topsite/bookmarks/history" page. In order to get to the FF Start screen, we'd have to either look for it in the bookmarks or manually type "about:home".

Is there a way to get right to Firefox Start screen at launch of a new tab? After all, it's called the "Start screen".

In the android tablet firefox, when we hit the "+" sign to add new tab, we're automatically taken to the "topsite/bookmarks/history" page. In order to get to the FF Start screen, we'd have to either look for it in the bookmarks or manually type "about:home". Is there a way to get right to Firefox Start screen at launch of a new tab? After all, it's called the "Start screen".

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philipp
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hello yoshipop, yes you can do that - enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.newtab.url and double-click & change its value to about:home.

hello yoshipop, yes you can do that - enter '''about:config''' into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named '''browser.newtab.url''' and double-click & change its value to '''about:home'''.

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the browser.newtab.url can't be found. Searching just "browser" pulls up a long list. It's not in the list either.

the '''browser.newtab.url''' can't be found. Searching just "browser" pulls up a long list. It's not in the list either.
philipp
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sorry, i didn't get that your question was referring to firefox on android. i don't think that this is possible at the moment, however there is work being done to unify the home screen & the screen that is showing up when you open a new tab or tap into the awesomebar...

https://bug862793.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=739728

sorry, i didn't get that your question was referring to firefox on android. i don't think that this is possible at the moment, however there is work being done to unify the home screen & the screen that is showing up when you open a new tab or tap into the awesomebar... https://bug862793.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=739728