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How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

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How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

I just upgraded to FF 15 and every time I open my browser it goes thru this search function and then opens a welcome to ff 15 page & wants me to get the mobile browser. I don't want it and I don't want this page to load every time.

How can I disable it? (in layman's terms please cuz I'm technically challenged. Smiley Very Happy )

Thanks!!

I just looked at FF's educated guess at my plug ins & I don't recognize half of them! Do I need them all? If not, which ones can I get rid of & how do I disable them?

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Site Moderator

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

You can check the home page setting to see if that specific page is included an one of the home pages (Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols).

See these articles for some suggestions:

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

Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

My home page was set to a certain website (has been like that ever since I started w/Mozilla prior to 3.6 (which worked better than any of the newer versions imho). I had it set to open tabs from last session. I changed that to just open to home page. That didn't help. So I reset it and that didn't help either. And now I have to go back and get all my addons again. :-(

What am I missing?

Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

And NOW I can't get my home page to load even tho I set it back to load w/my home page. grrrrrrrrr

Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

AND it wiped out all my passwords even tho it said it saved them.

Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

I found a folder called Old Firefox Data created today. Is that something I can use to restore all my lost stuff? If so, how?

Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

So, I used Revo uninstaller custom settings and took firefox and all its crap out. I reinstalled 15 and reset my home page & other settings. It appears that the annoying welcome to ff 15 add to your mobile device page has thankfully stopped loading.

I am now in process of recreating all of my settings & downloading all of my add-ons & adding/saving passwords.

A big pain in the butt for sure!

I wish mozilla would stop trying to compete w/chrome, etc. and just do what they do best and not bring out a new version every few weeks (at least that's how it seems right now).

Site Moderator

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

See this about how to restore files from the Old Firefox Data folder on the desktop that a reset creates by moving the old profile folder.

You can copy the key3.db and signons.sqlite files from the Old Firefox Data folder to the current Firefox profile folder to get back your password.

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
Regular User

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

Thank you cor-el, for all of your help. It is much appreciated!

Site Moderator

Re: How do I disable the welcome to firefox 15 page

You're welcome