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when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

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when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

i reinstalled firefox to my desktop the previous one used to show my homepage google when i opened a new tab in my home page .but it doesnot open my homepage google now it is blank with some rectangular blocks

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

i had hidden them but i want my home page to open when i open a new tab instead being blank i did what u told and was satisfied thank you

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

See this article about the New Tab page (about:newtab):

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

i think u didn't get it the problem is when i open mozilla firefox my homepage google appears but when i open a new blank tab my home page dosen't appears instad there will be rectangular boxes . idon't want those boxes i just want simply my homepage to appear wheneve i open a blank tab

Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

you can hide that by clicking the icon on the right top in the new tab...

check the image

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

Note that if you click that grid icon on the about:newtab page, you will still be on that page and you need to set the browser.newtab.url pref to the wnated URL on the about:config page as explained in the KB article I linked to above.

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

i had hidden them but i want my home page to open when i open a new tab instead being blank i did what u told and was satisfied thank you

Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

Type about:config in the address bar

  • search for "browser.newtab.url"
  • value : about:newtab > double click change to "www.google.com"
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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

When I open a new tab, I want the tab to load with google. I had reset this a few months ago when an update to firefox changed it on me, and followed the directions above using the about:config solution, and it worked just fine then.

However, for some reason, it has recently reset to bing instead of google, and nothing I try will change it back to google. I've tried going into about:config and setting the brower.newtab.url to www.google.com, but every new tab I open still comes up bing. I've also tried downing the add on to change it, but that doesn't work either. I've tried resetting it, then closing completely out of firefox and coming back in, but no luck--every time I open a new tab, it opens up on bing and not google.

Is there anything else I can do? I utterly despise bing and absolutely detest having it come up whenever I click on a new tab, because it hijacks my cursor--I'll open an new tab intending to do a google search and will even click in the toolbar search, but the url will highjack my cursor and the search ends up being done by bing.

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Re: when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

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

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: