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    Firefox: No more Home page launch on new tab?

    Great feature of Firefox was option to launch home page when opening a new tab. Seems to be gone in 13.0.1. Anybody know how to enable it, or is it gone?

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    If no one has a better way-

    1. In the location bar where you normally type a web address (URL), type: about:config and hit Enter.
    2. If you see the warning message, click, "OK, I promise I'll be careful" so that you can proceed with the next step.
    3. In the search box at the top, type: browser.newtab.url
    4. Double click browser.newtab.url under "Perference Name" and change the value from about:newtab to about:home
    Last edited by aloarjr810; 2012-06-28 at 15:57.

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    Brilliant!

    Worked like a charm...thank you.

    Incidentally, took me a bit to figure out that an underscore was added to the URL you described. It showed up in the post as *about_:config*

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    If you prefer the direct Google search page you could enter "www.google.co.uk/webhp" instead. Or any web address you want to open on a new tab.
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    You can open more than one tab as your home page if you that's what want:

    1. If you're using the layout with the oblong orange Firefox button, hit ALT to toggle the text links on.
    2. Go to any number of sites you wish in separate tabs which you want to use as your home pages.
    3. Click Tools | Options and in the General tab, make sure it says "Show my home page" in the drop down menu at the top.
    4. Then click the button called "Use Current Pages".
    5. Hit ALT again to toggle the text links off.

    The next time you start Firefox, it will display all the sites you had open at the time you clicked the button.

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    Good tip, but solves a different problem: That's a convenient startup setup, but what I was interested in was having my home page (which is an html doc of my most-used links organized as a formatted Web page), appear whenever I open a new tab.

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    Well, I guess you're not using Tab Groups, or App Tabs then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xircal View Post
    Well, I guess you're not using Tab Groups, or App Tabs then.
    Or Tab Mix Plus
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