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new tab is bing. Cannot remove it

Since yesterday (23/11/13), everytime I open a new tab on my desktop, I get the Bing page instead of the firefox tabbed page. Tried a system restore, still it is there. H… (read more)

Since yesterday (23/11/13), everytime I open a new tab on my desktop, I get the Bing page instead of the firefox tabbed page.

Tried a system restore, still it is there.

How can I get rid of it?

Asked by Sherm77 6 years ago

Answered by Neilfox 6 years ago

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New tab opens with Bing search

So I am having exactly the same problem as this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/959280 In short, I updated firefox and now new tabs always open with a bing s… (read more)

So I am having exactly the same problem as this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/959280

In short, I updated firefox and now new tabs always open with a bing search. The url that keeps opening is: search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3312375&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=EB_SSPV&Lay=1&UM=2&UP=SP634F83D9-5B86-4960-A131-4A6C35FD668C

I'm quite sure this isn't a problem with any add ons. I've disabled all that could possible affect it.

I've tried to use the suggestion of the top reply but in the about:config section I don't have a searchinnewtabeenabledbyuser preference name. I've looked at all the other "newtab" related preferences names and done what the original replier said (type false into the value section) but it hasn't worked! There's a preference name called browser.newtab.url with the url that is opening in each new tab as the "value" but every time I try to change it, it just reverts back to that url.

I would so appreciate if someone would help me. I hate Bing!!!! Even more so now that they've pulled this crap.

Asked by bobbylou179 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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run code "window.open(url,...)" in javascript, the action is different according to the time this line of code is executed.

Hi FireFox support, We are developing a web application with javascript, we use firefox as our default browser for our users. Now we met a problem when we use window.open… (read more)

Hi FireFox support, We are developing a web application with javascript, we use firefox as our default browser for our users.

Now we met a problem when we use window.open in our application.

In our application, we need to open new page in a new browser tab, we used code : window.open('http://ourUrl.com', '_blank');

The action of the browser is different according when this line of code is executed.

situation1: user clicked a button, the click event will trigger our js function, in this function, execute this line of code directly, then the browser may open the page in a new browser tab. (this is what we wanted.)

situation2: user clicked a button, we firstly submit the data on page to our server, and in the callback function, we execute this line of code, it may pop an independent new window without tool bar.(this is not what we wanted).

I don't understand why the action of browser is different, can you help to explain? Thanks.

Asked by mileskunta 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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In which file is the list of open tabs stored?

I normally have FF save my previous session and I had quite a number of useful tabs open. For some unknown reason, FF crashed and when I was able to load it again, all m… (read more)

I normally have FF save my previous session and I had quite a number of useful tabs open. For some unknown reason, FF crashed and when I was able to load it again, all my open tabs were gone and I'd like to recover them. I read in a post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1057949) that "Open and closed tabs are stored as part of the session data in the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder."

Fortunately, I backup my entire HDD weekly and had a backup only two days old, so I mounted that backup as a separate drive letter and went to my FF profile in that backup, but there was no sessionstore.js file to be found. What I want to do is to go into my FF profile on the mounted backup and find the file containing my tabs as of my last backup two days ago, then copy that file into my FF profile on my C: drive. That way, my hope is to be able to reboot FF with all my tabs as they were at that time, as that will give me over 90 percent of the tabs I've lost.

For reference, I'm running FF45 under W7 Pro 64-bit SP1.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Asked by Yankiwi 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Middle mouse button does not open links in a new tab.

If your only solution is to tell me to: 1.Restart my computer 2.Start Firefox in safemode 3.Use another hotkey to open a new tab that's not middle mouse button. Then don'… (read more)

If your only solution is to tell me to: 1.Restart my computer 2.Start Firefox in safemode 3.Use another hotkey to open a new tab that's not middle mouse button.

Then don't even bother replying. As I've done the first two and it made no difference and 3rd option is a solution at all.

This is frustrating and I'm slightly upset that after reading 20+ Pages of the same problem dating back from 2011 that there are no answers.

I am on a fresh install Windows XP (Yes I know old school) with firefox version 27.0.1.

Asked by ShadowBomber 6 years ago

Answered by ShadowBomber 6 years ago

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Tabs on bottom

Hi, Firefox 57 is running very well. However, I miss my "Tabs o bottom" or "Firefox Themes Restorer". How can I get he tabs UNDER the address line and Bookmark line / on… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox 57 is running very well. However, I miss my "Tabs o bottom" or "Firefox Themes Restorer". How can I get he tabs UNDER the address line and Bookmark line / on top of the website, please?

Thank you

Kalle

Asked by KalleKulle 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How can I set the new tab to open as a blank page?

I have tried "How do I turn the New Tab page off?" in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites But still the new tab is opening… (read more)

I have tried "How do I turn the New Tab page off?" in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites

But still the new tab is opening with (chrome://quick_start/content/index.html" "Fast Start" and the words 'Snap Deal' already entered in the search bar. See the screen shot. I need a blank page shown when a new tab is open.

Unless this can be done, I have to switch my default browser.

Asked by uksharma3 5 years ago

Answered by uksharma3 5 years ago

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Hoe do I revert back to Firfox 28?

Bring me back my old firefox UI. I hate firefox 29. It doesn't help me do things quicker and the those bl**dy curvy tabs! Try that with 20+ tabs open... Please, please re… (read more)

Bring me back my old firefox UI. I hate firefox 29. It doesn't help me do things quicker and the those bl**dy curvy tabs! Try that with 20+ tabs open...

Please, please revert this retro step in your next version. There's nothing that I'd call an improvement. And a leaky bandaid in the form of an addon is waste of good intentions.

Asked by fetchall 6 years ago

Answered by Grubbyashes 6 years ago

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How do I switch back to the old ctrl-tab/ctrl-shift-tab behavior ?

Hello ! So I have seen this question posted before but the author decided to just switch version, which is not exactly a future proof solution So Firefox changed the way… (read more)

Hello !

So I have seen this question posted before but the author decided to just switch version, which is not exactly a future proof solution

So Firefox changed the way ctrl-tab works to display the last tab used, and while I don't think this is a bad idea, I'm just very used to quick switching by mashing ctrl-tab/ctrl-shift-tab, and I don't really want to try and remember the exact order I used my many tabs to navigate between them.

Isn't there somewhere where I could toggle this ?

Thanks !

Asked by Xerdes 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I re-enable the 'Restore Previous Session', 'Recently Closed Tabs' and 'Recently Closed Windows' functions in the History menu?

Since a while back, the four choices in the restore section (Tabs from Other Devices, Restore Previous Session, Recently Closed Tabs and Recently Closed Windows) have bee… (read more)

Since a while back, the four choices in the restore section (Tabs from Other Devices, Restore Previous Session, Recently Closed Tabs and Recently Closed Windows) have been greyed out. The keyboard shortcuts don't work, and nor does Undo Closed Tab in the tab context menu.

I have found and tried various fixes for this, including:

  • Starting Firefox in Safe Mode without addons.
  • Resetting Firefox.
  • Changing the values of browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo and browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo in about:config.
  • Checking to see if I have a user.js in the Firefox profile. (I don't.)
  • Checking that Private Browsing isn't the default mode. (It isn't.)
  • Creating a new profile to see if it had the same issue. (It did.)
  • Running anti-malware scans. (BitDefender and SpyBot.)
  • Disabling my anti-virus and anti-malware temporarily.

None of these solve my problems.


Tabs from Other Devices is greyed out, but I have never used it, and it might have been greyed out previously.

History works in general. Sites I visit are added to the log.

Preferences are properly saved when I change them.


Any advice on how to fix the problem would be much appreciated, as I am very fond of these features and used them often until they stopped working.


ADDENDUM

After looking through the Modified Preferences list created by the Troubleshooter, I have now also tried resetting the following:

  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
  • browser.newtabpage.storageVersion
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value

The problem persists.

Asked by Ahnìon 6 years ago

Answered by Ahnìon 6 years ago

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How do I get the tabs back below the bookmarks toolbar (where they SHOULD be) in Firefox Quantum?

I have just installed Quantum, and would like to move the tabs back beneath the bookmarks toolbar, as I think this is a much more logical location for them. Is it possibl… (read more)

I have just installed Quantum, and would like to move the tabs back beneath the bookmarks toolbar, as I think this is a much more logical location for them. Is it possible to do this, and if so, how? I'm using Windows 8.1/ 64 bit, if that matters.

Asked by Tall42 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I change the color of the Tab Bar at the top of the browser from black to any other color.

I find the color change in this version 57.0 (64-bit) To a black background with white letters is vary harsh on my eyes. Reversing the colors with the Tab that is open. I… (read more)

I find the color change in this version 57.0 (64-bit) To a black background with white letters is vary harsh on my eyes. Reversing the colors with the Tab that is open. It is easier to tell which Tab is open. I have a mac-book pro and it's tool bar is black so your browser just blends in and seems like part of the desk top making it a little harder to separate the two and easier to click on a drop down then a tab. This change is harsh on my eyes and more fatiguing, a subtle blend of colors is always easier on the eyes. If the color can't be changed how do I go back to the previous version? Thank you for any assistance. John McLeod

Asked by Exkiwi2158 2 years ago

Answered by Happy112 2 years ago

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Google should always open when i open a new tab

I have set a particular email site on the first tab. I know how to set or change it. Now here is my query- I wish that whenever I open a new (second and subsequent too) t… (read more)

I have set a particular email site on the first tab. I know how to set or change it. Now here is my query- I wish that whenever I open a new (second and subsequent too) tab, it should always open Google to facilitate my search. If I want to change it, I will do it manually. I have also set Google as my search engine, still it does not show up automatically on opening a new tab. Pl guide.

Asked by AtulShah 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I have a problem restoring the tabs from the previous session.

After a computer restart I started a new session without restoring the tabs from the previous session. Is there a way to restore those tabs without selecting each one fro… (read more)

After a computer restart I started a new session without restoring the tabs from the previous session. Is there a way to restore those tabs without selecting each one from History ?

Asked by Instepdanz 7 years ago

Answered by Instepdanz 7 years ago