Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox

    How to Set a Custom URL for New Tabs in Mozilla Firefox

    Published by BoozadCategory: Browsers & Email
    21 Apr 2015 Last Updated: 01 Apr 2017 at 19:29

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    How to Set a Custom URL for New Tabs in Mozilla Firefox

    information   Information
    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.

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    Note   Note
    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.



    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox INTRODUCTION Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox
     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 in Firefox OPTION ONE Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox
     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 .

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    2: Click/tap on I'll be careful, I promise! to proceed.

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    3: In the search bar type in newtab then click/tap on browser.newtab.url

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    4: The Enter string value command box will open

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    Type in your desired URL for the page you wish new tabs to open to. Click/tap OK

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    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.

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    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox OPTION TWO Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox
     Reset New Tab to Recently Visited Websites (Default)

    1: Follow Option One to Step 3:

    2: 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 tab.

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  1.    21 Apr 2015 #1
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    Nice work.
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    Thanks Peter
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  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3
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    With Firefox ver 41.0 this no longer works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edmscan View Post
    With Firefox ver 41.0 this no longer works.
    Typical Mozilla.

    They are "sparing no expense" to make FF totally unusable.
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