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My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

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My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

I know how to set homepage correctly. I am an experienced user. My issue is when I start up Firefox 20.0.1 it always starts up two tabs. The first is the correct homepage. The second is a blank tab which it switches to. I only want the first tab which is the homepage. How do I stop the second tab from opening. The homepage is set only with one URL and is correct.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

Note that you enter permanent Private Browsing mode if you select "Never remember history". In PB mode cookies are session cookies, so you can't keep any cookies that store settings or other customization across a session.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

See these articles for some suggestions:

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' symbols.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page
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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

Have you tried to close all the tabs and than restart Firefox (Firefox > Quit) ? Have you removed sessionstore.js and see if that fixed the issue?

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

I solved my problem. The solution is I had set Firefox to remember History. I changed that to NEVER remember History. In doing that I no longer get the extra tab page in addition to the homepage tab.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

Note that you enter permanent Private Browsing mode if you select "Never remember history". In PB mode cookies are session cookies, so you can't keep any cookies that store settings or other customization across a session.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

My solution was to change the HISTORY option under SECURITY from REMEMBER HISTORY to NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY. I then set my homepage and shut down and restarted. I now only get the one tab opened with my homepage.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

My solution was to change the HISTORY option under SECURITY from REMEMBER HISTORY to NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY. I then set my homepage and shut down and restarted. I now only get the one tab opened with my homepage.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

My solution was to change the HISTORY option under SECURITY from REMEMBER HISTORY to NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY. I then set my homepage and shut down and restarted. I now only get the one tab opened with my homepage.

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Re: My problem is i always get two tabs open when i start firefox. One is the homepage, the second is a blank tab which is the one that opens. I do'nt want the 2nd

My solution was to change the HISTORY option under SECURITY from REMEMBER HISTORY to NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY. I then set my homepage and shut down and restarted. I now only get the one tab opened with my homepage.