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Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

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Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

I would like to open my homepage when I open new tabs instead of opening the usual (untitled) blank page. This would be very convenient, please help.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

You can look at one of these extensions:

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

You can look at one of these extensions:

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

Please tell me it's just a mistake.

It's would be absolutely ridiculous that new tab now just opens a blank page.

No add-on should ever be needed to make a new tab open the start page.

Don't make the same mistake as they did at Chrome, where even when you have set a startpage, the new tab doesn't use it. It's common sense, that if you set a start page, then OF COURSE that is what you also want when you open a new tab. I don't want to have to use an add-on for that.

Please, change this.

I am also not a fan of the status bar being gone. I want it to show all the time. I can't stand the way it's hidden now, and only appear when hovering over a link or when loading. I realize some people probably like it, but I want the choice to keep it visible.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

You can middle click the toolbar Home button at the right end side of the Navigation Toolbar to open the home page in a new tab.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

I have just come across this problem and as this is my preferred browser I would like to stick with it unless there are certain things that I cannot do which other browsers can. I also do not want to use add-ons unless it cannot be helped. In the previous reply the clicking the middle mouse button on the homepage icon sounds a good idea, but I'm at college and the mouse does not have a middle button. Is there an alternative? Yes - trying out, I have found that holding down Ctrl key and left-clicking the homepage icon works.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

Totally agree with oggologgo - this ought to be default functionality. Couldn't it become an option?

The CTRL + Homepage tip is useful though - for now Smiley Happy

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

I still find it amazing Firefox cant do this on it's own. Seems like this has been in every other browser for years. If there was not a working plugin for this I'd have stopped using Firefox because of this alone.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

What is against a middle-click on the toolbar Home button?

I usually do not want to open the home page in a new tab, but want to open a new blank tab with Ctrl+T and type or paste the URL or a bookmark keyword of the site that I want to open.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

Your mouse should have a "middle button" under the scroll wheel. Try clicking the home button icon with that and it will open a new tab to your home page.

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Re: Can new tab open with homepage instead of (untitled) blank page?

ain't no "middle click" on my laptop