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Alright I was wondering if there is some way of setting a new tab to redirect to my homepage in FF5 without using TabMixPlus (don't like the fact it changes new tab text colours)

Alright I was wondering if there is some way of setting a new tab to redirect to my homepage in FF5 without using TabMixPlus (don't like the fact it changes new tab text colours)

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I installed FF5

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.43.7
  • Version 2.0.7.0
  • Default Plug-in
  • 12.0.1.647
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

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David McRitchie 320 solutions 3092 answers

I don't think much of Tabs Mix Plus at all.

These two extensions will do what you asked, they are marked good for 4.* so would work on 5.0 and Mozilla was supposed to automatically upgrade maxVer of extensions from 4.* to 5.*

I have three pages on my own on tabs

I also like to change the styling on tabs and other chrome aspects of Firefox

  • Styles & Extensions that I use, see picture (Red borders -- active tab, Blue borders -- tab has been read, Green borders -- tab has not been read, Magenta borders -- tab is being downloaded)
I don't think much of Tabs Mix Plus at all. These two extensions will do what you asked, they are marked good for 4.* so would work on 5.0 and Mozilla was supposed to automatically upgrade maxVer of extensions from 4.* to 5.* * New Tab Homepage :: Add-ons for Firefox<br>https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/ * NewTabURL :: Add-ons for Firefox<br>https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/newtaburl/ I have three pages on my own on tabs * Tabbed Browsing in Firefox<br>http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/firefox/tabs.htm * Tabs configuration, extracted from About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base<br>http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/firefox/tabs_config.htm * 001 Tab Capacity and other Tests<br>http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/firefox/tab_capacity/001_with_underscore.htm I also like to change the styling on tabs and other chrome aspects of Firefox * [http://kb.mozillazine.org/User:Dmcritchie Styles & Extensions] that I use, see [http://kb.mozillazine.org/User:Dmcritchie picture] (Red borders -- active tab, Blue borders -- tab has been read, Green borders -- tab has not been read, Magenta borders -- tab is being downloaded)

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Thanks muchly but unfortunately these add-ons won't install due to being 'incompatible' with FF5.

Thanks muchly but unfortunately these add-ons won't install due to being 'incompatible' with FF5.
David McRitchie 320 solutions 3092 answers

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You don't have to wait for extension writers or in the case between 4.0 and 5.0 for Mozilla to up the maxVersion. There is the "Add-on Compatibility Reporter " extension or you can modify your about:config

You don't have to wait for extension writers or in the case between 4.0 and 5.0 for Mozilla to up the maxVersion. There is the "[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/ Add-on Compatibility Reporter] " extension or you can modify your about:config * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Extensions.checkCompatibility

Modified by David McRitchie

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You can middle-click the Home button to have a new tab open with your homepage displayed.

I agree about TabMix Plus, it's too much extension for only wanting or needing that one feature.

You can middle-click the Home button to have a new tab open with your homepage displayed. ''I agree about TabMix Plus, it's too much extension for only wanting or needing that one feature.''
james1uiuc 0 solutions 2 answers
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/newtaburl/ It works like a charm.
marshall5 0 solutions 1 answers

Great, I install FF5, and non of the completely simple add-ons work.

I don't understand why there isn't some programming implementation allowing things to work that shouldn't have to change, since FF5 still looks just like FF4.

Great, I install FF5, and non of the completely simple add-ons work. I don't understand why there isn't some programming implementation allowing things to work that shouldn't have to change, since FF5 still looks just like FF4.