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I have set my Homepage however when a new tab is opened it automatically opens on a site called news.net? I cannot stop this happening?

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Is this a standard feature of Firefox? I want to open a new tab with a blank page.

Is this a standard feature of Firefox? I want to open a new tab with a blank page.

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Wesley Branton
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It sounds like you have a third party program that has taken over your search engine, home page, and/or the default new tab page. Fortunately, this can be remedied easily:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  3. Select the toolbar you wish to remove.
  4. Click the remove button.
  5. Click "Restart now" if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

After Firefox restarts, install the Search Reset Tool. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox.

For further information, please read Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

Did this fix the problem? Let us know!

It sounds like you have a third party program that has taken over your search engine, home page, and/or the default new tab page. Fortunately, this can be remedied easily: # At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open. # In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel. # Select the toolbar you wish to remove. # Click the remove button. # Click "Restart now" if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart. After Firefox restarts, install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Search Reset Tool]. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox. For further information, please read [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]. Did this fix the problem? Let us know!

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Thanks ComputerWhiz!!

There were not any Add On's but the Search Reset Tool solved the issue immediately.

Legend.

Cheers.

Thanks ComputerWhiz!! There were not any Add On's but the Search Reset Tool solved the issue immediately. Legend. Cheers.
Wesley Branton
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180 solutions 2262 answers

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I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you have not already, please mark this thread as solved by marking the solution.<br> This will help other users experiencing similar problems find help faster and more efficiently. I hope you continue using our products and thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.