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new tab set as homepage

I did as instructed (went into config found the browsernewtaburl changed what I wanted it to open) and it didn't change new tabs to my homepage. it stayed exactly the same as it was

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Re: new tab set as homepage

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Re: new tab set as homepage

What is the current value of the browser.newtab.url pref?

I'm not sure what you want to achieve.

Do you want a blank blank or a different new tab page other than about:newtab ?

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Re: new tab set as homepage

the browser newtab url is set to https://www.google.com but that isn't what I get when I open a new tab, I still get the avg powered by google page

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Re: new tab set as homepage

Does the tab say Google? I tried it and it said Google but it wouldn't show the page until I chose another tab and went back to that tab,

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Re: new tab set as homepage

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

New Contributor

Re: new tab set as homepage

no, the tab says search

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Re: new tab set as homepage

This is a new hard drive, the only add-ons I have is avg and adobe, I've tried disabling both of them to see if it would help, it didn't change a thing.

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Re: new tab set as homepage

ok, I started in safe mode and it worked, I closed it and restarted and it was back to wrong, as I said, I only have the 2 add-ons, everything else is default. It doesn't change anything if I disable the add-ons I have.

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Re: new tab set as homepage

That was it, I didn't download any extensions that I knew of so I didn't think that could be it, apparently avg added one and when I disabled it everything works now, thanks for all the help

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Re: new tab set as homepage

hi after setting the browser newtab url to the desired page you should disable the avg search box. Simply in a new tab page just click restore default tab page on the bottom left corner and then it will open the url you have set.