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firefox keeps open firefox homepage in new tab

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After updating to ver. 20.0 whenever I open Firefox, it starts by going through the plug-in compatibility check, then it opens the browser to not only my homepage, but also to the Firefox homepage for downloading the Android version. Running Windows 8 64bit on a dual boot laptop along side Windows 7. This problem is not present on Windows 7 side of the laptop!!

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See these articles for some suggestions:

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page

You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.

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I ended up doing a clean install of Firefox and imported my preferences and settings to the new install and everything seems to be working fine. thanks for the tips up above. Didn't know about most of them until now!! Thank you for the reply...