How to Change New Tab page in Firefox in Windows


When you open a new tab in Firefox, you will see the Firefox Home screen by default.

The Firefox Home screen can display the Search bar, Top Sites (sites you visit most), popular articles Recommended by Pocket, Highlights (sites you've visited recently or bookmarked), and Snippets (updates from Mozilla) every time you open a new tab.

You can select to see the Firefox Home screen (default) or a blank page by default when you open a new tab in Firefox.

This tutorial will show you how to change what you see by default when you open a new tab in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: "Firefox Home (default)" or "blank page" on New Tab page
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Here's How:

1. Open Firefox.
2. Click/tap on the Menu button Name:  menu.png
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If you like, you could copy and paste about:preferences#home into the address bar of Firefox and press Enter instead.

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3. Click/tap on Home in the left side, and do step 4 (default) or step 5 (blank) for what you would like to see when you open new tabs.


 4. To Use "Firefox Home (Default)" as your New Tab page

A) Select Firefox Home (Default) in the drop menu for New tabs, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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 5. To Use "Blank Page" as your New Tab page

A) Select Blank Page in the drop menu for New tabs, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the Options tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn