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When I open a new tab it opens to AVG search. I would like to change that. How do I do that?

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"AVG Safe Search" often makes the "Enter" key not work, it may be opening their search in a new tab since they are the ones with the search by that name. Make sure that you do not have that extension see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions

Actually there is more than just the one extension that AVG might install, reinstall AVG Free without the Link Scanner component as mentioned in the above link and always refuse additional baggage offered during an install -- AVG Free does not ask in the free version it just includes it and there are no options once installed in the Free version for components..

Also make sure you don't have the "Ask Toolbar" or other toolbars you did not ask for. see the same link above for Toolbar problems.

It is definitely an extension that causing the behavior you see.

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

If that isn't the case then an extension has changed that behavior.

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using 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).


You can use an extension to set which page to open in a new tab: