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How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

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How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

The toggle switch for the new tab page is not there in the top right corner. Where is it?

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

If browser.newtab.url was "grayed-out" in about:config that's probably because it's already set to the default, which is about:newtab ... so you don't need to reset it. Since you did have to reset the the browser.newtabpage.enabled preference (to true, the default value) then the "toggle switch" should appear, as shown here:

If browser.newtabpage.enabled is now set to true and you still don't see the "toggle switch", you could try the Search Reset add-on which will restore the browser.newtab.url setting (along with other preferences related to search and home page) to the default value.

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

type about:config into your address bar, press Enter. Accept the warning. Search for browser.newtabpage.enabled, right click it, and press Reset.

Then search for browser.newtab.url, right click it, and press Reset.

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

This did not work. I was able to reset "browser.newtabpage". HOWEVER, reset option was NOT available for "browser.newtab.url" It was 'grayed-out"

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

If browser.newtab.url was "grayed-out" in about:config that's probably because it's already set to the default, which is about:newtab ... so you don't need to reset it. Since you did have to reset the the browser.newtabpage.enabled preference (to true, the default value) then the "toggle switch" should appear, as shown here:

If browser.newtabpage.enabled is now set to true and you still don't see the "toggle switch", you could try the Search Reset add-on which will restore the browser.newtab.url setting (along with other preferences related to search and home page) to the default value.

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

For this reply. See the next entry.

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

Hold the presses!! The Search Reset evidently DID work, AFTER I clicked on the link at the bottom of the page that said "Restore New Tab page". I initially did not notice this, and did not know to look for it.

Thanks so much for everyone's help!!

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Re: How to I TURN ON the new tab page? Can't seem to make that work. The toggle switch is missing.

Hey, that's great! Thanks for posting back that the Search Reset add-on evidently worked and that you were able to restore the new tab page after using it.