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New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

Hi All

In the about:config section is see the following.....

browser.newtab.preload  false
browser.newtab.url  http://www.google.com
browser.newtabpage.blocked  {"xsb8/hukHPKDa0yLA+g3aw==":1}
browser.newtabpage.columns  3
browser.newtabpage.enabled  true
browser.newtabpage.rows  3
browser.newtabpage.storageVersion  1

It should be set so when I press the + bar, it opens up a new tab with the Google Home Page. It worked forever.....then one day firefox got corrupted and reverted back to day 1. I restored my profile but the ONLY thing that didnt come back the way it should have was the new tab going to Google.

Can someone assist me on this please....

Firefox Version 22.0
Windows XP

Thanks
-Mike

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Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

This way is the quickest way to get Firefox working again.

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New User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

Why did a bot answer my question?? Thats not helpful at all....

Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

Here check my config settings and match it with yours.

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Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

I am no bot. I am a human, but configure your settings with mine. Make sure it's exactly as mine.

Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

Also I am using Google for my search engine.

Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

After setting it, on the top left corner there is that Firefox button. Click it, and go to Options and General, and you can set your home page and all those things you wanted.

New User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

chrome://google-toolbar/content/new-tab.html is the page that comes up when i press the new tab button

Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

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Senior User

Re: New Tab bringing up most visited sites - about:config error

It would be helpful if I could see what you are seeing for the new tab button.