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Firefox's default home page has quick links to common features

When you first start Firefox, click the home button or create a new window you're greeted with the default home page. This page contains a handy default engine web search and quick links to downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings. Also, if you had tabs open the last time you used Firefox you can restore them from the home page with a single click.

How do I get the Firefox home page?

The default Firefox setting is to show you the Firefox home page when you start Firefox, click the home button or open a new window.

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If you don't see this page when you start Firefox, click the home button or open a new window you can restore the default setting like this:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the General panel.
  3. In the Startup box, click Restore to Default.
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  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
Note: For more information about home page settings including how to change it to something else, see How to set the home page.

Access downloads, bookmarks, history, add-ons, sync and settings from the home page

When you open Firefox or create a new window you should see the default home page with the following buttons at the bottom of the page:

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Restore your tabs and windows from the last time you used Firefox

If you had tabs and windows open when you closed Firefox, the default Firefox home page will have a Restore Previous Session button on it. To get your tabs and windows back, just click it.

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Note: For more info about how session restore works, see the Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows article.
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Hello Can Someone help? I failed to bring back my default 'user interface' which was more convenient. Going to option/General/Restore to Default didn't work. I can't find any option here to attach print screen to make it more clear. Can anybody help gvnsfox


This area is more of a place for the article writers to talk about things they want to change in the article. It's not really a support forum. Sorry for the confusion.

Please copy and paste your question to the real support forum:

^ Using that link above. There are many people there ready to help and someone will help you soon.

You will be able to attach a screenshot there. Once you create your question, I will find it and also try to help.