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Why does Firefox bring up settings page in windows 10 on startup?

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Using Firefox with Windows 10, why does Firefox bring up the settings page in Windows 10. It does this every time I start Firefox.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox.

Thanks All

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What is your home page?

Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed.

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any web page or about: page you want.


Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.9.160 Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.4.154
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Shockwave Director: Shockwave Standalone Installer / Uninstaller{web link} Shockwave Director Version 12.1.9.160 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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My homepage is: https://att.yahoo.com/

When I start Firefox it opens my home page and opens the settings page in Windows 10.

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I think I have determined the cause of the problem. When I open Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser. When I click to make it my default browser, is when it opens the settings page. Now all I have to do is figure out what it wants from my settings.

Okulungisiwe ngu bobfuss

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox.

Thanks All

Okulungisiwe ngu bobfuss

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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

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bobfuss said

I fixed the problem. On the settings page, I went to Default Apps, selected Web Browser and then selected Firefox. Thanks All

Thanks for letting us know that you fixed the problem by selecting Firefox as your default browser in your Windows Settings app. I marked that answer as the solution.