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Why does Firefox bring up settings page in windows 10 on startup?

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Using Firefox with Windows 10, why does Firefox bring up the settings page in Windows 10. It does this every time I start Firefox.

Using Firefox with Windows 10, why does Firefox bring up the settings page in Windows 10. It does this every time I start Firefox.

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I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox.

Thanks All

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FredMcD
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What is your home page?

Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed.

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any web page or about: page you want.


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What is your home page? Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. There are two settings; * '''When Firefox Starts''' When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose '''Show My Home Page.''' * '''Home Page''' When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed. # '''Use Current Page'''. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time. # '''Use Bookmark''' # '''Restore To Default.''' about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools. You can use any of these that you wish; '''about:home''' (Firefox default home page), '''about:newtab''' (shows the sites most visited), '''about:blank''' (a blank page), or you can enter any '''web page''' or '''about:''' page you want. ------------------- Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.9.160 Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.4.154 <br>Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Shockwave Director: [https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/kb/download-shockwave-stand-alone-installer.html Shockwave Standalone Installer / Uninstaller]{web link} Shockwave Director '''Version 12.1.9.160 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/'''

Question owner

My homepage is: https://att.yahoo.com/

When I start Firefox it opens my home page and opens the settings page in Windows 10.

My homepage is: https://att.yahoo.com/ When I start Firefox it opens my home page and opens the settings page in Windows 10.

Question owner

I think I have determined the cause of the problem. When I open Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser. When I click to make it my default browser, is when it opens the settings page. Now all I have to do is figure out what it wants from my settings.

I think I have determined the cause of the problem. When I open Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser. When I click to make it my default browser, is when it opens the settings page. Now all I have to do is figure out what it wants from my settings.

Modified by bobfuss

Chosen Solution

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox.

Thanks All

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox. Thanks All

Modified by bobfuss

FredMcD
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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.
AliceWyman
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bobfuss said

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox. Thanks All

Thanks for letting us know that you fixed the problem by selecting Firefox as your default browser in your Windows Settings app. I marked that answer as the solution.

''bobfuss [[#answer-778108|said]]'' <blockquote> I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox. Thanks All </blockquote> Thanks for letting us know that you fixed the problem by [[Make Firefox your default browser|selecting Firefox as your default browser]] in your Windows Settings app. I marked that answer as the solution.