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FireFox always starts at the FireFox start page no matter what I do

I've been through all the forums I can find, and tried everything suggested, but I still can't get FireFox to open to about:blank. I've gone through the about:config, and… (read more)

I've been through all the forums I can find, and tried everything suggested, but I still can't get FireFox to open to about:blank. I've gone through the about:config, and changed the start page repeatedly under the Options section, and removed a user.js file, but it's a no-go. Every time I start FF I get the FF start page. Spybot and MalwareBytes report no problems. I'm at a total loss why this is happening.

Asked by AEKron 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox is really slow to open first tab, after that I can open as many tabs as I want instantly. Why won't the first tab open instantly?

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through lis… (read more)

Tried refresh, reinstall firefox, no anti-virus program, actually I have no programs, no plugins, no extensions. Added firefox to the windows firewall allowed through list (which I never did with my vista machine) Brand new i5 quad core 3.6khz computer with windows 8.1 All drivers are up to date. It did take 2 weeks to get windows 8.1 finally installed without locking up and having to reinstall for the fifteenth time by disabling all of Microsoft's built in spyware. It's been semi stable for 2 days now. When I install kaspersky av. it adds another couple minutes to firefox launch.

I was really excited about my new suppose to be faster computer but my 10 year old Q6600 2.4khz with vista is way faster and easier to use.  I know I can't be the only one in the world to have this problem.  I've been all over the internet and I see all the problems people are having with windows 8.1. I've got invitation to upgrade to windows 10 but that just locks up the computer again.  Someone, anyone please HELP!

Asked by stormynurse 4 years ago

Answered by stormynurse 4 years ago

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why doesn't Firefox automatically allow my home page to open?

Recently Firefox stopped automatically allowing me to access my home page, requiring me to hit the allow button each time I try to log in. Why is this happening, and can… (read more)

Recently Firefox stopped automatically allowing me to access my home page, requiring me to hit the allow button each time I try to log in. Why is this happening, and can I go back to the way it used to work?

Asked by andrerosowsky 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I am running Firefox 42.

With multiple tabs already open and ending a browsing session from my home page tab, I then click the "home" icon on the address bar and while I am redirected to my home … (read more)

With multiple tabs already open and ending a browsing session from my home page tab, I then click the "home" icon on the address bar and while I am redirected to my home page, the tabs, including my home page are opened 4 more times resulting with at least 4 sets of open duplicate tabs.

How can I stop this?

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Asked by c13563 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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firefox always opens up to last used web page

Firefox always opens to last used web page. I've tried solution suggested (delete user. js file from profile folder) but can't find such a file in the profile folder. Ca… (read more)

Firefox always opens to last used web page. I've tried solution suggested (delete user. js file from profile folder) but can't find such a file in the profile folder. Can you please help?

Asked by Pooh Bear 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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delay in opening homepage window

When opening Firefox it takes 3-4 minutes to open a browsing window. In order to start browsing immediately, I need to open a New Private Window. While browsing in the pr… (read more)

When opening Firefox it takes 3-4 minutes to open a browsing window. In order to start browsing immediately, I need to open a New Private Window. While browsing in the private window, 3-4 minutes later the homepage browsing window opens. I am using Firefox 43.0.3.

Asked by waikele 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why does searching.com show up every time I start firefox?

Since the last firefox update, every time I open the browser, Searching.com comes up. I've deselected all the search engines in the options menu from the toolbar, but th… (read more)

Since the last firefox update, every time I open the browser, Searching.com comes up. I've deselected all the search engines in the options menu from the toolbar, but that didn't help. I've even put in my preferred search engine, but that one doesn't even show up. I'm getting a little irritated that this search engine keeps popping up, and it includes a 'your computer may be compromised. please do this to fix it.' I have avast full version, so there should be no issues with malware. Help!

Asked by befoulmetalroosa 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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redirect when I open mozilla

When I open Mozilla, an advert pops up, instead of my home page. I have installed ad bloc, so no other adverts pop up, but when I open Mozilla, the random adverts that lo… (read more)

When I open Mozilla, an advert pops up, instead of my home page. I have installed ad bloc, so no other adverts pop up, but when I open Mozilla, the random adverts that look like a virus (about winning i-phones etc) are always there. I have scanned my PC for viruses, and it says it has no viruses. I've also checked my control panel, and I have no programmes that seem unfamiliar or that I have there for a specific purpose. I have also refreshed my Firefox, and the problem is still there. I have checked add-ons as well, and there is only Ad Bloc.

Asked by Helen3012 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox it has decide that firefox.com will be my home page. How do I change that to what I have listed in the control Panel?

Firefox has decided that firefox.com will be my home page. How do I change that to what I have listed in the control Panel? I was updating firefox when the change of hom… (read more)

Firefox has decided that firefox.com will be my home page. How do I change that to what I have listed in the control Panel? I was updating firefox when the change of home pages occurred even though the internet section of the control panel still list a different home page. I want firefox to use that home page, not firefox.com

Asked by finalshot 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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homepage I set doesn't open

I set google.com as my homepage and haven't had problems until today. When I opened Firefox, The Microsoft homepage opened. I tried refreshing Firefox, checked the URL i… (read more)

I set google.com as my homepage and haven't had problems until today. When I opened Firefox, The Microsoft homepage opened. I tried refreshing Firefox, checked the URL in Properties, and looked for add-ons--no fixes. The refresh had no effect, there was no URL added to the firefox.exe in properties, and I have no add-ons that would cause this. I thought it could be a virus but the page seems to be a legitimate Microsoft site. If I click the home icon on the tool bar, I get to the correct page. I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have. Thanks

Asked by nhouse49 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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No distinction between settings for HOME and FIRST PAGE

Both settings for the first page and the HOME page are the same. When I start Firefox, I need an EMPTY page/tab. When I click on HOME, I want a certain page (for example.… (read more)

Both settings for the first page and the HOME page are the same. When I start Firefox, I need an EMPTY page/tab. When I click on HOME, I want a certain page (for example. https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en). Please fix this by separating the two settings. Thanks.

Asked by btouburg 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I make my Homepage different from New Windows?

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped toget… (read more)

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped together with the Homepage seems to make it impossible to separate the two in the Options settings.

What is the logic behind this? Why have a separate setting for New Tab, but not New Window? I like having Firefox open up multiple tabs as my homepage when I first boot up Firefox, but if I want to open up a new window just for screen management space with Ctrl+N, I really am not interested in my homepages being re-instantiated, as I already have them open on my first window.

I really want my Homepages to remain a custom mix of tabs with any New Tab and New Window opening up to a Firefox's default new tab page. Is that not possible? I can't have a custom Homepage without also having a custom New Window configuration? :(

It just seems like an arbitrary distinction. What can I do to make this magical world of separate Homepage and New Window settings happen?

Sincerely, A Fan

Asked by astinad 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago