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when opening a new tab, how to set default site

I want my default website to be google each time I open a new tab. Somehow, my new tabs are opening as defaulted to bing.

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Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

Firefox opens a blank page by default, when the user opens a new tab, something installed on your PC changed that action to Bing.

See if this extension will override Bing and allow you to set your own choice of a web page for the new tab. NewTabURL extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2221/

New User

Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

This doesn't work either Smiley Sad

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Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

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

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

New User

Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

Is there a simple way to have a new tab open to a default website or does it require the add-on? It seems like this should be a standard option.

Site Moderator

Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

A new tab opens by default as a blank tab (about:blank).

You can middle-click or Ctrl left-click the Home button on the Navigation toolbar to open the Home page in a new tab.

You can look at one of these extensions:

New User

Re: when opening a new tab, how to set default site

This fixed it. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/ Just set primary home page for Firefox to your search engine / website of choice and every new tab you manually open will open and pre-load that site. This will not override when you open another link in a new tab.

Cheers.