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Thumnails disappeared! How to get them back? Tried every solution on the forums

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I tried changing "browser.newtab.url" value to "about:newtab" but after when i restart the browser(after changing the value) the value of "browser.newtab.url" resets to default automatically :( I have also tried by resetting my browser to default. But after sometime same problem occurs! Screenshot: http://s15.postimg.org/4bhl034jv/Untitled.jpg

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
  • Google Update
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.29
  • Version 4.5.3.14917
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.6

Application

  • Firefox 23.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/23.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.3.2 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • IDM CC 7.3.58 (mozilla_cc@internetdownloadmanager.com)
  • LastPass 2.0.20 (support@lastpass.com)
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Hotspot Shield Extension 3.13 (afext@anchorfree.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x9611
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 256
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'blockedDriver']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16384
  • driverDate: 11-16-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.970.100.7000
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'none'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 9

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.newtab.url:
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20130829030201
  • browser.startup.homepage: about:newtab
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130814063812
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 23.0.1
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 23.0.1
  • gfx.blacklist.direct2d: 3
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 86805
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
philipp
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hello linuxholic, please see if How to fix preferences that won't save conatins a solution to your problem (especially the part about the user.js file in your profile).

Question owner

Thanks it worked! I edited my user.js file and now my thumbnails in new tab are back!

cor-el
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What is the content of the user.js file?

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there.
You should 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 preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

Question owner

user.js is present. I removed all the content in that file. There was only few words "((browser.newtab.url)')" something like that. So i removed it and now my problem is gone :)