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How do stay with a clear new tab, and not the Yahoo search page each time?

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For years I have used Firefox with clear new tabs, and achieved this within the Options menu, General tab, -Show A Blank Page-, and, next line, left empty. This has always worked, up till now. Today, each new browsing tab takes me straight to the Yahoo search page, which I definitely do not want.

So, again today, I have next gone to the Search tab (within the Options menu), and deleted all the search engines listed, including the ticked 'Yahoo' option. Even so, each new tab still takes me to a 'Yahoo' search page.

How do I stop this now, and forever?

I look forward to your solution.

With many thanks for your kind help, Mark.

For years I have used Firefox with clear new tabs, and achieved this within the Options menu, General tab, -Show A Blank Page-, and, next line, left empty. This has always worked, up till now. Today, each new browsing tab takes me straight to the Yahoo search page, which I definitely do not want. So, again today, I have next gone to the Search tab (within the Options menu), and deleted all the search engines listed, including the ticked 'Yahoo' option. Even so, each new tab still takes me to a 'Yahoo' search page. How do I stop this now, and forever? I look forward to your solution. With many thanks for your kind help, Mark.

Chosen solution

You can look at the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page and set that pref to the URL of your preferred new tab page.

  • the default new tab page with the tiles is about:newtab
  • the default home page is about:home
  • for a blank page you can use about:blank

The browser.newtabpage.enabled pref should be set to true to use the page set via browser.newtab.url as the new tab page.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

See also;

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Chosen Solution

You can look at the browser.newtab.url pref on the about:config page and set that pref to the URL of your preferred new tab page.

  • the default new tab page with the tiles is about:newtab
  • the default home page is about:home
  • for a blank page you can use about:blank

The browser.newtabpage.enabled pref should be set to true to use the page set via browser.newtab.url as the new tab page.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

See also;

You can look at the <b>browser.newtab.url</b> pref on the <b>about:config</b> page and set that pref to the URL of your preferred new tab page. * the default new tab page with the tiles is <b>about:newtab</b> * the default home page is <b>about:home</b> * for a blank page you can use <b>about:blank</b> The browser.newtabpage.enabled pref should be set to true to use the page set via browser.newtab.url as the new tab page. You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config See also; *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites