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New Contributor

Weird search browser in new tab

When I open a New Tab, there's always some kind of search engine I never used. First it was " Chatzum " and now it's some kind of magnifying glass with a spinning color wheel. When I go to work I use FireFox also and when I open a new Tab it give new all my common used web pages.

So I really want to remove those web browser out.

Please help

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Legendary Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Please create a screenshot of the problem you're seeing by following the guide mentioned at How do I create a screenshot of my problem?.

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box. This will help us to visualize the problem.

Site Moderator

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

New Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

There's the screen shot

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New Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

I all ready try the SearchReset extension

New Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Didn't do anything

Site Moderator

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

If there is a problem with searching via the default about:home page then try to reset the search engine used on the about:home page.

Reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref via the right-click context menu to the default on the about:config page and close and restart Firefox to restore the about:home page to its default.

  1. Open the about:config page via the location bar
  2. Type in the Filter bar: mstone
  3. Right-click the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone line and select: Reset
  4. Close and restart Firefox

If this didn't help then delete the delete the chromeappsstore.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder and repeat the above.

New Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Sorry I try those two things and none of them worked.

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Site Moderator

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.

New Contributor

Re: Weird search browser in new tab

Work like a charm with the new Profile. I only have to copy my files and I'm done .

Thanks again 1 year of suffering gone !

Robin