Firefox does not default to your homepage when you manually open a new tab. It should do so. Is there a way to make FF do this? Is it an addon? If so, should this not be default behavior and just be incorporated into the browser?
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/954802 set yours to what you want or install a addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/custom-new-tab/?src=search
You can middle-click the toolbar Home button to open the home page in a new tab.
You can set the String pref browser.newtab.url on the about:config page to the URL of the page that you want to open in a new tab.
Thank you SO much. Your instructions were very easy for me to follow & figure out
I would like to make a suggestion that you go into even more detail for those users who truly don't know how to do much on a computer. Add to your instructions:
- Once you have entered into the "about:config" page and scrolled down to locate "browser.newtab.url ", you must DOUBLE-click on it in order to make it editable.
- A small window will appear prompting you to type in the web address, etc. of the page you want to automatically open every time you open a NEW tab. You must include the appropriate prefix such as: "www." or "https://" , etc.
- Select "OK".
You'd think that these things would be self-explanatory, but for someone who is truly a new or infrequent computer user (yes, there are still some of those folks walking the planet!), they would be much-appreciated additional details.
- Type about:config in Firefox's location bar
- Find browser.newtab.url
- Double click on it
- Paste your homepage link into the text box
- Click Ok