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I'm unable to correct a wrong url for my home page in Firefox

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I'm unable to correct a wrong url for my home page and have to manually use a separate bookmark that works once the home page loads. I use 3 url's total for the home page and the other 2 load properly.

I've searched for the incorrect url and find it in 'about:config at browser.startup.homepage'. I've made the correction to the url but it does not seem to save when I close out of about:config.

I've reset the home page under Tools and Options many, many times and it still doesn't change what is in 'about:config at browser.startup.homepage

I have been able to save the bookmark with the correct url in other folders.

I've had this problem for quite awhile, at least 8 months or so and keep FF up to date, currently using V33.0.2 and Win7 Home Premium SP1

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Hello,

Do other changes to your preferences save? If not, then please see the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

Make sure that you don't have any third party applications that prevent changes your your profile, or a user.js file that is forcing some preferences.

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Hello,

Do other changes to your preferences save? If not, then please see the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

Make sure that you don't have any third party applications that prevent changes your your profile, or a user.js file that is forcing some preferences.

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Your System Details list shows three home pages set:

browser.startup.homepage: http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/cam/deck/index.php|http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfforecast?query=03036&mr=1|http://www.winnipesaukee.com/index.php?pageid=weirscam

Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

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I changed the pref.js file and that fixed the problem. thanks to those who responded to this question and for the quick replies. jjg18