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How can I make the Homepage Button automatically lauch the Homepage in a new tab?

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I have Firefox 22.0 installed, I recently did a reset and now have lost the ability I had to click on the homepage button and automatically launch the Homepage in a new tab? I like this option since when I click on my homepage it doesn't override my current page. I know you can configure new tabs to open the homepage automatically ; and that you can use the Ctr+Homepage Button to open the home page in a new tab. However I would like to know what setting I can add/change to restore this missing feature.

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I have Firefox 22.0 installed, I recently did a reset and now have lost the ability I had to click on the homepage button and automatically launch the Homepage in a new tab? I like this option since when I click on my homepage it doesn't override my current page. I know you can configure new tabs to open the homepage automatically ; and that you can use the Ctr+Homepage Button to open the home page in a new tab. However I would like to know what setting I can add/change to restore this missing feature. Thanks

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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FredMcD
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Open a new tab. In the address bar type; About:Config and press enter. If you get a page that warns you about continuing, press the I will be careful button. In the search bar, type; Newtab. Look for; Browser.newtab.url. Right click and select Modify. Type; About:home (or what ever page you want) and press enter. That should do it. .

Open a new tab. In the address bar type; '''''About:Config''''' and press enter. If you get a page that warns you about continuing, press the '''''I will be careful''''' button. In the search bar, type; '''''Newtab'''''. Look for; '''''Browser.newtab.url'''''. Right click and select '''''Modify'''''. Type; '''''About:home''''' (or what ever page you want) and press enter. That should do it. .

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Thanks , I tried this and this allows a new tab to open automatically with the home page. However what I am looking for is when I click the homepage button that it automatically launches in a separate tab not the current tab I am viewing.

Thanks , I tried this and this allows a new tab to open automatically with the home page. However what I am looking for is when I click the homepage '''button''' that it automatically launches in a separate tab not the current tab I am viewing.
cor-el
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You will have to middle-click the toolbar Home button to open the home page in a new tab.
Otherwise you would need an extension to achieve this.
Firefox will only open a new tab if a pinned tab is currently selected.

You will have to middle-click the toolbar Home button to open the home page in a new tab.<br /> Otherwise you would need an extension to achieve this.<br /> Firefox will only open a new tab if a pinned tab is currently selected.

Question owner

Thanks. Which extensions can I try? I have Tab Mix Plus but ti does not appear to have this option.

Thanks. Which extensions can I try? I have Tab Mix Plus but ti does not appear to have this option.
iamjayakumars 489 solutions 5951 answers
Try this *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/my-homepage

Question owner

Thanks, I tried this and it produced the same results as before of opening a new tab as homepage. However, it does not change the homepage button function, I need to open a new tab when clicking on the homepage button.

Thanks

Thanks, I tried this and it produced the same results as before of opening a new tab as homepage. However, it does not change the''' homepage button''' function, I need to open a new tab when '''clicking '''on the homepage '''button'''. Thanks
ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

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Hello, you can add a | before you homepage, go from Firefox button > options > options > general > startup > home page like

|http://www.google.com/

but your latest open tab, when you hit the homepage button, became blank and you have a new tab open with your homepage (in case the http://www.google.com/ ), 2 tabs, one blank, one with your homepage !!

confuse you ?


thank you

Hello, you can add a '''|''' before you homepage, go from Firefox button > options > options > general > startup > home page like |http://www.google.com/ '''but your latest open tab, when you hit the homepage button, became blank''' and you have a new tab open with your homepage (in case the http://www.google.com/ ), 2 tabs, one blank, one with your homepage !! confuse you ? thank you