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My home page changes to searchus.com every-time I start my browser. and when I open a new tab its showing a blank page, Which was showing some of my links that I use mostly. Please help me to stop change in browser's home page. and new tab window.

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Your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs on each start of Firefox.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You may want to check its content with a plain text editor if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time you start Firefox and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so involved preferences can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.25.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.6
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.2.122
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • Firefox 23.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/23.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)

Javascript

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Graphics

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Modified Preferences

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  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 1048576
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
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  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.fixup.alternate.enabled: False
  • browser.newtab.url:
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.search.param.yahoo-fr: chr-greentree_ff&ilc=12&type=407453
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={DAEB674F-97DD-4BFE-8B88-6EF5A1040652}&serpv=5
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  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 23.0.1
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: False
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  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1376972128
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 51918
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Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
Andrew
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Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

cor-el
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10780 solutions 97024 answers

Chosen Solution

Your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs on each start of Firefox.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You may want to check its content with a plain text editor if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time you start Firefox and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so involved preferences can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

See also:

Question owner

Hello Cor-el, Thanks for replying, I have deleted user.js file It has changed my homepage to default. But when I am opening new tab its still showing a blank page. I want links to show there.

cor-el
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You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

See this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

You can set the browser.newtab.url pref to "about:newtab" on the about:config page.