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My home page includes my Google search box. I would like each new tab to be the same as my home page when opened. Please can you tell me how this is done? Many thanks

My home page includes my Google search box. I would like each new tab to be the same as my home page when opened. Please can you tell me how this is done? Many thanks

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You can modify the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page and set its value to your preferred new tab page.

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smo 38 solutions 498 answers

You can add the Google search to a new tab page with an extension, appropriately named Add Google search to new tab page

You can add the Google search to a new tab page with an extension, appropriately named [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-google-search-to-new-ta/?src=search Add Google search to new tab page]
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You can modify the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page and set its value to your preferred new tab page.

You can modify the browser.newtab.url pref on the <b>about:config</b> page and set its value to your preferred new tab page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
PReinie 0 solutions 10 answers

cor-el, your detailed answer was great! Providing the exact item in the list of hundreds/thousands narrowed it down perfectly.

Note to others, I turned off the showing of all the recent sites (very few I visit often enough to be given that list on each new tab, history and multiple tabs does what I need).

You toggle them on/off with the only icon in the upper right of the page (looks like floor tiles with space between each tile) and even when turned off the selected browser.newtab.url shows.

cor-el, your detailed answer was great! Providing the exact item in the list of hundreds/thousands narrowed it down perfectly. Note to others, I turned off the showing of all the recent sites (very few I visit often enough to be given that list on each new tab, history and multiple tabs does what I need). You toggle them on/off with the only icon in the upper right of the page (looks like floor tiles with space between each tile) and even when turned off the selected browser.newtab.url shows.