firefox startup opens my home page and a new tab with links to ebay, face book, twitter, booking.com and others. I do not want the new tab opening up at startup
At start up. My home page comes up and a "new tab" opens at the same time. The new tab opens with links to ebay, face book, twitter, booking.com etc. On the far left side, at the bottom in small lettering, is "my search dial". At the top are some boxes for customizing the look of the page and the layout. I just want to be able to stop this second tab from opening. I've checked the options-general-home page to make sure the url has no added characters but the home page opens just fine, it's the new tab I want stopped. Thanks
You can check for recently installed suspicious or unknown extensions.
You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.
Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).
You can check the target line in the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties) to make sure that nothing is appended after the path to the Firefox program.
I restarted in safe mode then did the refresh fire fox to original settings, restarted and added WOT and duckduck. Everything is good to go, Thanks.