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When I open firefox it automatically opens a new tab, how to get rid of this.

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My firefox opens to my home page but also opens a new tab with things to add to the new tab such as facebook, etc. How do i get rid of this new tab opening up.

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Hi there,

Thanks for contacting Mozilla Support. To get rid of the annoying tab:

  1. Close all browsers.
  2. Go to the Start menu.
  3. Select Control Panel → Uninstall a program (or Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP/Vista/7).
  4. Choose Mysearchdial and click the Uninstall/Change button.
  5. Wait for Mysearchdial to uninstall.
  6. Click the Firefox menu (top-left corner).
  7. Select Options.
  8. Under Home Page click the Restore to Default button→ click OK.
  9. Go back to the Firefox menu.
  10. In the menu select Add-ons→ choose the Extensions tab →click Remove on the right of any extensions mentioning "Mysearchdial".
  11. Move the mouse cursor inside the search box at the top right of the Firefox window and click the down arrow next to the provider's logo.
  12. From the dropdown list, select Manage Search Engines....
  13. Select "Mysearchdial".
  14. Click "Delete" or "Remove".

Hope this helps!


Mozilla Support volunteer

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This uninstalled Mysearchdial but I still have the same problem.

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You can check the target line in the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties) to make sure that nothing is appended after the path to the Firefox program.

You can check the home page setting:

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols.