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Why "blank page" is not blank?

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Why "blank page" is not blank?

Hello everybody. Just a question. Am I only one person who is irritated by a non-blank "blank page"? Why do I need a Bing search or any other info in there if I have set "blank page"?

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Oh, yes... Sorry, forgot about this. Yes, it was feature of some of add-on installed. I should remove them periodically.

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

If you set your home page to "Show a blank page," it should be completely blank. If content is being inserted there, it could be by one of your add-ons.

A standard diagnostic step is to try Firefox's Safe Mode to see whether it is caused by a custom setting or add-on.

First, I recommend backing up your Firefox settings in case something goes wrong. See Backing up your information. (You can copy your entire Firefox profile folder somewhere outside of the Mozilla folder.)

Next, restart Firefox in Safe Mode using

Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

In the Safe Mode dialog, do not check any boxes, just click "Continue in Safe Mode."

If the home page now appears blank, you can assume that an add-on or custom setting is the culprit.

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Oh, yes... Sorry, forgot about this. Yes, it was feature of some of add-on installed. I should remove them periodically.

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

I disabled a few add-ons, those I could suspect,, the a safe start with all disabled,, the content is still there,, the info were last bookmarks,, I deleted b4 I began searching problem to resolve, I operate > never remember history PROBLEM PERSIST,,, will uninstall FF14 NOW/// retention of history/data that I cannot access/remove is UNACCEPTABLE

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Can you attach a screenshot?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Hi pissTOff, the original post in this thread was about Firefox 11, so I think you need to describe your situation in more detail. Are you talking about the nine thumbnails on the new tab page introduced in Firefox 13?

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Thank you guys, I have found add-on and disabled it long time ago Smiley Happy

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

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Re: Why "blank page" is not blank?

Thanks and no,, the description seems accurate to me,, blank page not blank. Disabling all addons was not fix,,, removing cache maybe// I solved my problem can't tell you exactly how. Using FF since V#3,, I suppose for the 1rst time I needed to vent,,4 that I am ashamed,, later geeks