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How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

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How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

When I want to Open Mozilla to use google which is my default search for the WWW I get Mozilla wanting me to Download something. I don't because I don't use Moble or Android. I get angry because I have to click it off and i have filled with the Tabs which i know nothing about and wish I didn't have any because i don't mind just using my Bookmarks and clicking them off when i have finished. Please tell me because this has only happened recently without my permission. Bette

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Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

Hi, can you provide more information? Are you seeing a link to download Firefox for android on your start screen for desktop Firefox? If so that's expected behaviour. If you want to not have that show up you could make google.com your homepage, which can easily be done by dragging this link (google) up to the home button (the little house that should be on your top right)

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

Google is my Home Page but it comes up as a Tab at the same time and it says connecting and oit then opens up before google and i have to click it off.

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

I don't use I Pads or phones and mobiles where I want to Download anything from Firefox for such items.

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

Try going going to options and making sure your homepage just says google.com and also under the heading of when nightly starts make sure it just says show my homepage.

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

I had that all set as you suggested and it makes no difference at all. In fine print at the bottom of the Page it says it is conjunction with Google. They bothe open up as Tabs together. Maybe I should not have a Tabs Bar and see what that does. It is annoying that i have to accept something I don't want and didn't put in. Why doesn't Firefox answer the question themselves.

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Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

UPDATE, I SOLVED THIS SAME PROBLEM. INFO WHAT I DID, BELOW. CASHOUT.

I also get this same nagging to download FF for Android. I even watched the video clip hopeing it would remove itself. I've clicked the tab off over 200 times and am also aggravated. I love Mozilla, love Firefox but this is the kind of thing Google is inconsiderate about. PLEASE HELP, give us a way to remove this nagging. It will be appreciated by thousands who read these pages.

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

I think it is because it the latest Version of Firefox and it all goes to a page of Tabs and every thing you do is on there. they say you just go to the tabs instead of the bookmarks. Now I have the Firefox Personas doing the same thing. Sorry but i think we have to grin and bear it and just keep hitting the X. Bette

New User

Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

Done all that and no difference. It is the latest version of Firefox. I still would not use Internet Explorer though not safe.

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Re: How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

See these articles for some suggestions:

Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: