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My browser startup pages are not saved when I change it.

When I restart Firefox the old settings of startup pages are loaded again.

I use Firefox 28.0 on a Windows 8.1 PC.

My browser startup pages are not saved when I change it. When I restart Firefox the old settings of startup pages are loaded again. I use Firefox 28.0 on a Windows 8.1 PC.

Chosen solution

Note that your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs each time you start Firefox.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You can 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.

Delete a possible user.js file and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in the current Firefox release. If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, , see:

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.9
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.7.148
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.20913.0
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealDownloader Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealDownloader PepperFlashVideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealDownloader HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealDownloader Plugin
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • Firefox 28.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/28.0/WINNT/nl/

Extensions

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  • Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection 1.0 (ascsurfingprotection@iobit.com)
  • LastPass 3.1.1 (support@lastpass.com)
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Video WithOut Flash 1.3.1 (vwof@drev.com)
  • Vlc context menu 0.8 (vlcplaylist@helgatauscher.de)
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Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • adapterDescription2:
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Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind: True
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 1024000
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled: False
  • 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.cache.memory.capacity: 65536
  • browser.display.show_image_placeholders: True
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 6
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo: 0
  • browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo: 0
  • browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash: False
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140227174348
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=0svavtsp97dso&ufb=1|https://www.facebook.com/lists/236719326378669|https://twitter.com/|http://isohunt.to/torrents?ihs1=5&iho1=d&iht=6&age=0|http://www.bubaneemusic2.com/|http://feedly.com/index.html#category/Nieuws
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140227174348
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 28.0
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled: True
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 28.0
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: True
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.http.max-connections: 48
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server: 16
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  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 8
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  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
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  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • security.default_personal_cert: Select Automatically
  • security.dialog_enable_delay: 0
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  • security.disable_button.openDeviceManager: False
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
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Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
Diego Victor 658 solutions 4175 answers

Hello,

Try start Firefox in Safe Mode:

Then try restore your home page:

other way, go to about:config search for browser.startup.homepage change its value to the link that you want.

Also:

Hello, Try start Firefox in Safe Mode: *[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in safe mode] Then try restore your home page: *[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20set%20the%20home%20page How to set the home page] other way, go to '''about:config''' search for '''browser.startup.homepage''' change its value to the link that you want. *[http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config about:config] Also: *[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save Preferences won’t save] *[http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved]
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Chosen Solution

Note that your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs each time you start Firefox.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You can 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.

Delete a possible user.js file and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in the current Firefox release. If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, , see:

Note that your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs each time you start Firefox. The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You can 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. Delete a possible user.js file and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in the current Firefox release. If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, , see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

Question owner

I reinstalled Firefox and the problem is solved. Thanks for the help.

I reinstalled Firefox and the problem is solved. Thanks for the help.