Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox  

    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 Category: Browsers & Email
    16 Jan 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    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.

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-1.jpg

    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.



    INTRODUCTION

     List of Contents


    Option One: Set Custom URL for New Tabs
    Option Two: Reset New Tab to Recently Visited Websites (Default)



    OPTION ONE

     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 .

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-2.jpg

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

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-3.jpg

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

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-4.jpg

    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

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-6.jpg

    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.

    Set Custom URL for New Tabs in Firefox-firefox-new-tab-url-7.jpg



    OPTION TWO

     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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    That's it,
    Gav.






  1. Posts : 1,809
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       #1

    Nice work. :)
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  2. Posts : 1,625
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       #2

    Thanks Peter
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  3. Posts : 16
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       #3

    With Firefox ver 41.0 this no longer works.
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  4. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #4

    edmscan said:
    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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