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Firefox opens automatically to MSN.com

This problem happens when I switch networks. I sometimes need to hop on my phone's hotspot to open a program, after which I switch back to my Verizon hotspot. When I swit… (read more)

This problem happens when I switch networks. I sometimes need to hop on my phone's hotspot to open a program, after which I switch back to my Verizon hotspot. When I switch from my phone hotspot back to the Jetpack hotspot, sometimes nothing happens, but other times, Firefox opens automatically without me clicking the icon, and it opens to MSN.com--even though I have never been to MSN.com and do not have it set as my homepage. So far, I have tried making my homepage a blank page in Options. When I open Firefox myself, I now have a blank page instead of the homepage, so I know it worked. I disabled the plugin from Cisco and that seemed to work for a while. Now it has started happening again; I do not understand why, and I do not want MSN as my homepage. I also do not want Firefox to open automatically without me doing anything. That's really creepy.

Asked by IndMontoya 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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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 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Recently, My home page changes to Google search page on its own.

I have gone to the option section in the menu and re-identify CNN as my home page but it does not stick. Also I have tried copying the CNN tab to the HOME symbol but this… (read more)

I have gone to the option section in the menu and re-identify CNN as my home page but it does not stick. Also I have tried copying the CNN tab to the HOME symbol but this too does not work after a period of time.

Asked by stevepdx 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Each time I want to go to my home page I have to click on the link at least five times before firefox gets me there. I've refreshed Firefox and problem continu

This will happen when wanting to go to another site also. It usually happens when it's the first site clicked on. I've used Firefox for years and it just started happen… (read more)

This will happen when wanting to go to another site also. It usually happens when it's the first site clicked on. I've used Firefox for years and it just started happening this year.

Asked by jencfleck 4 years ago

Last reply by jencfleck 4 years ago

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When i open Firefox it opens 2 tabs..

The first one is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0.3/firstrun/ and second one is viceice.com. I have already checked my extensions and plugins but there was no p… (read more)

The first one is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0.3/firstrun/ and second one is viceice.com. I have already checked my extensions and plugins but there was no problem. ill attach a pic, so i am wondering on why my mozilla always opens 2 tabs everytime and when i change my homepage in the settings it automatically changes back to viceice.com for no reason

Asked by Hazim.Hanif 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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MAC Yosemite, when I open Firefox I get two windows, when I click on a link in mail, it opens a window not a tab.

I have place the FireFox icon in the dock. When I click to open FireFox it opens two windows both with the homepage. When clicking on a link in Mail, it will open a win… (read more)

I have place the FireFox icon in the dock. When I click to open FireFox it opens two windows both with the homepage. When clicking on a link in Mail, it will open a window behind the first window rather than open in a tab. There used to be a preference re: opening links, but since it was useful, it seems that Apple has removed that option, unless it is hidden somewhere I can't find it.

Asked by Jacesgrammie 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Yahoo has hijacked my new tab

Firefox v40.0.3, Win7 64-bit SP1 and up-to-date. Somehow, probably due to a recent software install, Yahoo has hijacked my new tab behavior and I can no longer get to the… (read more)

Firefox v40.0.3, Win7 64-bit SP1 and up-to-date.

Somehow, probably due to a recent software install, Yahoo has hijacked my new tab behavior and I can no longer get to the New Tab tiles that I could do before when I create a new tab or new window (ctrl-t or ctrl-n). I have:

1. Changed the about:config browser.newtab.url entry to about:newtab; it was www.yahoo.com. 2. Removed Yahoo from the list of search engines and ensured that Google was at the top. 3. Followed the process at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-new-tab-page but I cannot find the cog icon on the New Tab page since I can't get a tab with the tiles (i.e. I can find the New Tab controls referred to on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hide-or-display-sites-new-tab-page).

I would really like my tiles back.

Asked by djmast 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 does Firefox display http://cdn.loneforce.com/os/eh/sffb-sweeps/... instead of my home page.

Starting this afternoon I used a site that I should have been more careful of to download a document. I spent several hours deleating sites that I did not want and then … (read more)

Starting this afternoon I used a site that I should have been more careful of to download a document. I spent several hours deleating sites that I did not want and then I found that whenever I opened firefox I no longer saw my home page, but instead a strange site that started "http://cdn.loneforce.com/os/eh/sffb-sweeps/...". This site wanted to offer me prizes and things like that. At the time I was using an older version of firefox. I updated to the current version and nothing changed. How do I recover from my stupidity?

Asked by cookre 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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On startup, firefox opens a blank tab instead of my home page

My home page is set in Tools and all was working normally until I started up firefox today and a blank tab appeared instead of my home page. I've closed and opened the br… (read more)

My home page is set in Tools and all was working normally until I started up firefox today and a blank tab appeared instead of my home page. I've closed and opened the browser many times, also rebooted the computer, and the problem persists. The other tabs that open from the tab bar are set correctly and working normally. Is there a line in about:config that could fix this? I've used it successfully for tabs (browser.newtab.URL), but not until I researched and was confident I was doing it right.

Asked by blafo 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 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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Search history opens up every time I start up Firefox

Every time I start up Firefox, the Search History column on the left shows. It started suddenly without having changed any settings and I can't find a way to turn it off… (read more)

Every time I start up Firefox, the Search History column on the left shows. It started suddenly without having changed any settings and I can't find a way to turn it off (except closing it each time).

Asked by Monoceros 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Why doesn't it open with blank page (as I have set in Options) any more?

I have had my options set to "show a blank page" when Firefox starts. This has always worked fine until just recently... now it always reopens with whatever tabs/pages I… (read more)

I have had my options set to "show a blank page" when Firefox starts. This has always worked fine until just recently... now it always reopens with whatever tabs/pages I had open at the time I last closed it. I checked and the option is still set properly. There was a similar report from someone who had changed to Windows 10, but I'm still at Windows 7. The other person didn't get a solution either. I'm at FF 41.0.1.

Asked by sharzah 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago