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Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

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Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

I seldom use tabs, so the tab bar was always hidden. starting yesterday, when I opened firefox A search tab is present. A single tab is also present. The search tab is very similar to the search button on the right of the navigation bar. So it is redundant.

How can I get rid of this search tab?

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New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

Thanks so much. Microsoft Security Essentials failed to detect it and let it disable my computer. I think it must have got on my computer with an update to my Firefox. I am extremely disappointed with Firefox because of this and the fact that I cannot hide the tab line. I know I can fool around with a plug in to hide the tab line, but it is more time. Taking away the ability to hide something is just plain STUPID. I you want to give me a feature I never use, fine, but please do not take two lines of my screen for something I never use.

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Grand Master

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

Hello,

In Firefox 23, as part of an effort to simplify the Firefox options set and facilitate future improvements to Firefox, the option to hide the tab bar was removed.

Fortunately, this can easily be resolved if you desire the keep tabs hidden. You can install "Hide tab bar with one tab", an extension hosted on Mozilla's add-ons site, which will restore the ability to hide the tab bar.

Thank you and I hope this helps!

New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

That is the way it was before yesterday. Now, that miserable search tab is always present, so there are a minimum of two tabs. I have to get rid of the search tab.

Grand Master

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

Oh, a search tab. You must have a malware addon.

Delete any programs from the control panel that were recently installed, use the search reset tool and delete a possible user.js file.

Site Moderator

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

Can you attach a screenshot?

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

New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

I can get jpg. How do I attach it to the reply?

New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

I can describe it. It is to the right of the conventional tabs. At the far left of the tab is an icon that looks like a four blade propeller, with no hub. The blades are green,red, orange and blue. Next to that is a tiny arrow which brings up a drop down menu with 6 items like eBay etc. Next to that is a reddish orange button which says "search" in white letters.

New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

I forgot next to the drop down arrow it says "Search Here".

New User

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

found the button

Site Moderator

Re: Yesterday, a search tab comes on when I start firefox. How can I get rid of it?

Do you have the "Default Tab" extension installed?

  • Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions