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16 Jun, 2015 11:44 PM

Dear Sirs,

When I open a new tab the screen shows small images of web sites recently visited. This is of little use to me; I would much rather it opened on the “home page”.

Is this possible please?

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you, in anticipation, for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
MC Black

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 17 Jun, 2015 05:14 PM

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    Hello, type about:config into the URL bar. Filter for "newtab". Then set browser.newtab.url to your homepage (e.g.

  2. 2 Posted by on 17 Jun, 2015 09:35 PM's Avatar

    Dear Chris

    Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    I'm afraid that I must ask you to send me exactly what I have to
    type into the URL bar

    I understand that the first entry is - about:config

    but what EXACTLY must I do after that please?

    I look forward to hearing from you and thank you, in anticipation,
    for your continued assistance.

    Yours sincerely,

      MC Black

    At 17:14 +0000 17/6/15, Chris (chtrusch) wrote:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Jun, 2015 05:19 AM

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    Hello MC Black, no problem. I'm sorry, my reply was a bit on the brief side. Here are the steps:

    1) Type 'about:config' (without quotes, as one word, no spaces) in the URL (web address) bar and hit return.
    2) Confirm that you'll be careful.
    3) Type 'newtab' in the search field (this will give you only the settings that are concerned with opening new tabs so you don't have to scroll down 50 pages)
    4) double-click browser.newtab.url.
    5) In the dialog sheet "Enter string value", type the URL of your desired homepage. Then click OK.
    6) Open a new tab to make sure it works.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Jun, 2015 05:28 AM

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    See screenshot.

  5. 5 Posted by on 18 Jun, 2015 07:33 AM's Avatar

    Dear Chris

    Very many thanks for taking the time to give a
    full and detailed response with illustration.

    I've now made the changes and it works fine, so far

    With best wishes and thanks again.

    MC Black

    At 05:26 +0000 18/6/15, Chris (chtrusch) wrote:

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