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home page keeps changing by itself, why?

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home page keeps changing by itself, why?

Can you tell me why the homepage keeps changing to something other than I ask for? I even uninstalled and reinstalled and the same thing keeps happening. Running latest firefox on xp machine. This URL keeps taking over: contact me at gmsdental at gmail dot com Thanks

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Re: home page keeps changing by itself, why?

Please do the following.

  1. In the location bar where you normally type in a web address, type about:config and hit Enter.

  2. In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL

  3. Double click it and remove whatever's in there and replace it with and then click OK.

  4. Close the tab

The URL to add in "keyword.URL" becomes a link in this post, so right click it and choose "Copy Link Location" to copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then hit CTRL+V to paste it. Saves you having to type the whole thing.

To reset your home page, do the following.

  • Go to the site you want to set as your homepage.

  • Click the Firefox button, go to Options | Options | General.

  • Make sure it says "Show My Homepage" in the first dropdown menu.

  • Click the button called "Use Current Pages" to set the homepage to the one you have on the screen.