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Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

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Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

whenever i opened a new tab, it used to open directly to the "new tab" page, the one with the thumbnails of your popular sites and such. but recently, instead of showing this, new tabs have been directly opening to the firefox home page instead. could someone help me get it back to opening to the new tab page, rather than the home page? Thank you!

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

Hi Kazibel

go to about:config find browser.newtab.url , right-click on it and select reset.


thank you

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

Hi Kazibel

go to about:config find browser.newtab.url , right-click on it and select reset.


thank you

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Re: Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

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

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Re: Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

I have this problem too. I tried this solution but when I right clicked on browser.newtab.url, the reset option isn't highlighted and I am unable to click on it. The favorites icons only appear on the new tab for about a second before they disappear and my homepage opens. What else can I try?

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Re: Every time I open a new tab, it goes to the home page, how can i get it to open the "new tab" page instead?

vmmcconnell: Well, after trying and not being able to highlight or reset browser.newtab.url, I did the easiest solution possible: I went to the Firefox tab on the top left, went to Help>Troubleshooting Information, and then clicked to Reset Firefox to default.

Don't worry, it saved all my bookmarks and passwords and the like, but it went back to the new tab page with the favorites that it was supposed to go to.

Hope it helps.