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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
This fixed it. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new