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What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

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What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

My browser got hijacked, I need to reset it and I can't locate what this default setting is. I would like to use the new firefox tab layout page.

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Re: What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

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The URL of the new tab page is about:newtab

The URL of the build-in home page is about:home.

If there is a problem with the build-in 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.

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Re: What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

See:

The URL of the new tab page is about:newtab

The URL of the build-in home page is about:home.

If there is a problem with the build-in 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.

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Re: What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

Newtab! Thank you! I suspected....

New Contributor

Re: What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

Few simple, and sure to work steps!

  1. Open another Firefox tab.
  2. on the URL, type about:config
  3. Promise to be careful
  4. Next to the Search bar is your blinking cursor; type in browser.newtab
  5. Click on the highlighted search result which should be browser.newtab.url
  6. Double-click and change it to what you want like: <spam link removed by moderator>
  7. Smile and thank that you can read. ^_^
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Re: What is the default setting for the new tab homepage in firefox?

Thanks so much, it worked! <3