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Firefox "Homepage and new windows" setting is wrong

Before recent updates, my "Homepage and new windows" options settings took me to a vanilla "Google.co.uk" homepage. Since then I get this modified, unwanted Home page wi… (read more)

Before recent updates, my "Homepage and new windows" options settings took me to a vanilla "Google.co.uk" homepage. Since then I get this modified, unwanted Home page with "Highlights" underneath and restricted access to Google facilities - see images.

How can I get rid of it?

thks

Asked by Mildred PC 2 years ago

Answered by Mildred PC 2 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 5 years ago

Answered by stormynurse 5 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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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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After visiting Yahoo, Yahoo hyjacks my hoome page, and changes it back to Yahoo after I change it back in Options

I visited Yahoo in Firefox, and Yahoo hyjacked my home page. When I go into Optoins and change it back, somehow it is automatically changed back to Yahoo (actually http:… (read more)

I visited Yahoo in Firefox, and Yahoo hyjacked my home page. When I go into Optoins and change it back, somehow it is automatically changed back to Yahoo (actually http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/h?eq=U0EeCFZVBB8SRggXeFoIBQ5AEhhFdFoITA0UQlAOeQleVhREFgdAeQFbWQpFQlAFIk0FA18DB0VXfWFoKB8fHHRQM1BLFWkeSFtX) after about 1 minute. I tried reloading Firefox and searching the registry for the Yahoo URL to no avail.

What keeps changing my home page to Yahoo? I searched my PC for SPIGOT to no avail either. Anyone else have this problem? More to the point, anyone know what causes the home page to be reset to Yahoo after it is reset in Options to the original home page? There are similar questions on htis website, but no answers to my specific problem.

Asked by ccwpope 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 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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homepage does not load

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf… (read more)

When I open any version of Firefox from ver. 60 and up, I get this error message : Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.%snf%.com. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have multiple drives in my system and any of the drives using any of the 50s ver. work fine but even the newest updates gives me the same error message. I use the same (json) bookmark files for all the drives, so nothing is different there. I have tried all the 'fixes' like deleting or renaming the sessions folders and files and that doesn't change anything either. I have tried changing or putting the homepage bookmark in different ways, eg. typing it in, using a bookmark, dragging a bookmark on the home icon and nothing works. After Firefox loads I can click on any bookmark and it will load fine, even the one for my homepage and accessing it by clicking on the home icon will work too. It is just on the initial book up of Firefox, ver. 60 and up. Thanks

Asked by Smittysflying 2 years ago

Answered by Smittysflying 2 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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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 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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how do i fix my home page image suddenly stopped showing up and i have just a blank page?

due to slowness of loading, i was reloading my home page....repeatedly, i'm afraid. now, not only does my home page image not show up, but it's not even asking me if i w… (read more)

due to slowness of loading, i was reloading my home page....repeatedly, i'm afraid. now, not only does my home page image not show up, but it's not even asking me if i wanna set a cookie. not sure why this is. works on my ipad, my friends' browsers (PC/mobile), my husband's ipad and mac laptop...i've looked around in options and on help forums and can't even find anyone else having this problem. seems like firefox isn't talking to my web hoster? dunno. 41.0.1 version. i'll try updating now. maybe that'll fix it. anyway, thanx for any help anyone can give.

Asked by mrs_vw 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Windows 10, previous closed sessions open when I open the browser.

Every time I use my browser and then close the session, as soon as I go to open the browser again it opens the last sessions that I had open. It also opens the tools tab.… (read more)

Every time I use my browser and then close the session, as soon as I go to open the browser again it opens the last sessions that I had open. It also opens the tools tab. How can I get it to stop doing this?

Asked by culloekee 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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i don't want firefox to be my home page and yet every time I sign on I am asked to confirm choice

Set Firefox to check if it is your default browser at startup and make Firefox the default is not checked and so annoying that I am asked to confirm my choice of homepage… (read more)

Set Firefox to check if it is your default browser at startup and make Firefox the default is not checked and so annoying that I am asked to confirm my choice of homepage every time I sign on

Asked by Jameskp 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 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 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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With Flash player always activated or ask to activate setting homepage will not load. With never activate homepage loads. Any ideas why this is happening? Thanx

This just started yesterday. I have flash player plugin version 20.0.0.306 installed. When I set it to "Never Activate" in Tool\addons my homepage loads fine when I open … (read more)

This just started yesterday. I have flash player plugin version 20.0.0.306 installed. When I set it to "Never Activate" in Tool\addons my homepage loads fine when I open Firefox. When i have it set to "Ask to activate" or "Always activate" my homepage will not load and i get a blank New Page. I reloaded firefox from scratch and reinstalled the flash player from the adobe update website. Kinda weird but I am wondering if this has been addressed or if anyone else it seeing this. i am running 64 bit version of FF on Windows 7 Pro. FF version is 44.0. Thank you !

Asked by yessongs1 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox startup webpage.

Hello, I'm one of proud users of Mozilla Firefox. My problem is when I start Mozilla Firefox, it loads to a page which is www.duba.com . This page is really unpleasant f… (read more)

Hello, I'm one of proud users of Mozilla Firefox.

 My problem is when I start Mozilla Firefox, it loads to a page which is www.duba.com . This page is really unpleasant for me so I had gone through the settings in Firefox itself and also through Control panel on my PC. 
 
 Despite doing all of those things mentioned, this pesky website still appear upon startup and there is only one thing on my mind which is uninstalling Mozilla Firefox. Of course I will not uninstall it unless you can guide to remove this rather freaking website.
       Best  regards from me,
               ZED.

Asked by zaidized6259 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