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How do I change the default page that opens in a new tab?

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After the latest updated that installed, whenever a new tab opens it is taking me to a site that I don't want. I've tried changing the setting in the about:config page but doesn't work. I tried the "New Tab Override" add-on, but that will only work once. When I close and reopen my browser the issue comes back. I have tried the NewTabURL add-on and that has not helped.

After the latest updated that installed, whenever a new tab opens it is taking me to a site that I don't want. I've tried changing the setting in the about:config page but doesn't work. I tried the "New Tab Override" add-on, but that will only work once. When I close and reopen my browser the issue comes back. I have tried the NewTabURL add-on and that has not helped.

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The browser.newtab.url pref is no longer supported in Firefox (41+), so it is no longer possible to set the new tab page via this pref.

You can look at this extension to set the new tab page:

You can set the new tab URL via the Options/Preferences of the extension on the about:addons page.

You can look at this extension if you use the home page as the new tab page.

Classic Theme Restorer includes this feature as well. You find "New tab page url" in the Tabs (2) section.

You can use pages like these:

  • the default new tab page with the tiles is about:newtab
  • the default home page is about:home
  • for a blank page use about:blank
  • for Super Start use about:superstart
  • use the URL of a web page

See the about:about page for available about pages.