Can't open new window as blank page with "When TenFourFox starts" pref set to restore previous session

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24 Nov, 2015 06:27 PM

TenFourFox 38.4.0 under OS X 10.5.8:

When I set the "When TenFourFox starts" pref on the General prefs tab to "Show my windows and tabs from last time," I can't set new windows to open blank. The only choices are to enter a URL to serve as home page or to accept the default, which is the TenFourFox Start Page. I don't want to waste the time and bandwidth to load an arbitrary page every time I want to open a new window.

New windows open blank with the "When TenFourFox starts" pref set to "Show a blank page." However, that fails to achieve the objective of restoring a previous session when I quit and relaunch TenFourFox.

I've looked through the About:config setup for possible options and found none. The browser.newtabpage.enabled and browser.newtab.url settings appear not to have any effect on new windows.

This should be really simple. Why is this objective not supported?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 24 Nov, 2015 06:41 PM

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    It's not supported because Mozilla doesn't support it. Regular Firefox is the same way. This isn't something we'd likely change on our own.

    That said, two notes:

    • The TenFourFox new tab page is internal to the browser.

    • If you enter the "magic" URL about:blank as your home page, it should do what you want.

  2. 2 Posted by nc on 24 Nov, 2015 06:50 PM

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    <sigh> ISTR that Firefox once supported this. I really don't see these two scenarios as the converses of one another.

    I'll try your suggestion. Alternatively, I suppose I could reset the "When TenFourFox starts" pref on the General prefs tab to "Show a blank page" and force quit the browser every time I want to shut it down…

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