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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.