How to Set a Custom URL for New Tabs in Mozilla Firefox
When using Mozilla Firefox
web browser following installation, the new tab
default setting opens with Firefox's
recently visited webpages displayed in the form of a grid. The new tab
setting can be changed to land on your home page or a website of your choice every time you open a new tab
Once a new tab URL is set, every new tab will open at that specific web page. You can only set one custom URL, you cannot set multiple URLs or a different URL for different tabs.
List of Contents
Option One: Set Custom URL for New Tabs
Option Two: Reset New Tab to Recently Visited Websites (Default)
Set Custom URL for New Tabs
1: With Firefox open, click/tap on a new tab then in the address box type in or copy and paste about:config. Click/tap on the Go arrow at the end of the address bar .
2: Click/tap on I'll be careful, I promise! to proceed.
3: In the search bar type in newtab then click/tap on browser.newtab.url
The Enter string value
command box will open
Type in your desired URL for the page you wish new tabs
to open to. Click/tap OK
5: Your custom URL for the webpage you wish new tabs to open to will now be set. You can now close the about:config tab.
Reset New Tab to Recently Visited Websites (Default)
Follow Option One
to Step 3:
At Step 4
type in or copy and paste about:newtab
into the Enter string value
command box and click/tap on OK
. The default new tab
setting will be restored and you can now close the about:config