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When I open a new tab in firefox, search engine field displays search from previous tab. How do I get the search engine field to be blank when opening new tab?

When I open a new tab in firefox, search engine field displays search from previous tab. How do I get the search engine field to be blank when opening new tab?

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cor-el
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What page have you set as the new tab page (i.e what is the value of the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page)?

What page have you set as the new tab page (i.e what is the value of the browser.newtab.url pref on the <b>about:config</b> page)?

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it's set to mozilla firefox home page

preference name: browser.newtab.url status: user set type: string value: about:home

Thank you.

it's set to mozilla firefox home page preference name: browser.newtab.url status: user set type: string value: about:home Thank you.

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it's set to mozilla firefox home page

preference name: browser.newtab.url status: user set type: string value: about:home

Thank you.

it's set to mozilla firefox home page preference name: browser.newtab.url status: user set type: string value: about:home Thank you.
Pnu7 0 solutions 2 answers

To disable displaying previous searches on the new tab, there is a square window right on the left hand side below the Task bar. Click on it. It will disable your previous searches.

Else you can do it from by removing check on Options/tabs/show tabs previews....

To disable displaying previous searches on the new tab, there is a square window right on the left hand side below the Task bar. Click on it. It will disable your previous searches. Else you can do it from by removing check on Options/tabs/show tabs previews....

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check on Options/tabs/show tabs previews.... is removed.

where is taskbar?

check on Options/tabs/show tabs previews.... is removed. where is taskbar?
Pnu7 0 solutions 2 answers

Sorry, not on the left side....at the top of the right side below Task bar Or Navigator Tool bar....

Sorry, not on the left side....at the top of the right side below Task bar Or Navigator Tool bar....
cor-el
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Pnu7

Are you referring to the 3x3 grid icon to disable the about:newtab page?

That wouldn't effect the about:home page.
That page show autocomplete entries in the drop-down list, but AFAIK it shouldn't populate the search field automatically.

<pre><nowiki>Pnu7</nowiki></pre> Are you referring to the 3x3 grid icon to disable the about:newtab page? *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites That wouldn't effect the about:home page.<br /> That page show autocomplete entries in the drop-down list, but AFAIK it shouldn't populate the search field automatically. *Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": "Remember search and form history" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Form+autocomplete