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help with tabs, I reset but doesn't fix problem when started again

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When started the new tab is blank and doesn't show the 9 previous pages like before. I have gone to help the troubleshooting and then reset Firefox. This works until I shut down Firefox although when I start a new session the New Tabs are Blank again. please help.

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The 3x3 grid icon is in the new tab page itself (screen shot attached). This simply shows and hides the thumbnails. Actually, I have blank placeholders now. Does this clear the images?

Anyway, if you have about:newtab in about:config, but you don't have the about:newtab page when you press Ctrl+t, usually the problem is an extension. You can review what you have and configure/disable here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

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OK when I put about:config I get a warning and then the page. I do not see about:newtab, the list starts out with accessiblity and here is the first on the list accessibility.accesskeycausesactivation;true

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You need to look for the browser.newtab.url pref.

See this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

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OK we are very close! I go there and change it per the article. New Tab works the same as it does when reset. Now when I close Firefox and start a new session it reverts back as if it is not being saved. it reads browser.newtab.url user set string I have also seen that there are other user set in the list!?!

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If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see:

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