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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0.1 new tab/ home page

09 May 2011   #1
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Firefox 4.0.1 new tab/ home page

When I open a new tab it comes up blank. Windows 7 64.

A search on the net shows people recommending plugins etc to 'fix' this issue.

Why?

Firefox recently updated itself to 4.0.1...prior to that I opened up new tabs that opened up as my home page.

So anyone know what's up with it now?

thanks


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09 May 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Far as I know, default FF (no addon) hasn't let you open a custom homepage with a new tab for a long long time, which IMO is really stupid.

If it does, news to me. I hate a blank page with a new tab, and also hate speed dial junk.

I've always just used New Tab Homepage. Lightweight add-on that's worked perfect for me.
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09 May 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1
What he said.

"If it does, news to me. I hate a blank page with a new tab, and also hate speed dial junk."
Double +1
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09 May 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love a blank page, why waste bandwidth going to the same start page over and over again, when most times that I open a new tab that's not the site that I want to go to anyway?
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09 May 2011   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Down to preference. I myself open up my homepage - which is News so that when I open up a new tab, I can take a look at some current News before I browse off to some other page. I could care less about "wasting bandwidth" in that aspect.

One of the simplest options - to customize the new tab to what site you want, should be one of the basic options in a default browser IMO. IE lets you do it, Firefox used to long ago, then they took it away.
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09 May 2011   #6
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
When I open a new tab it comes up blank. Windows 7 64.

A search on the net shows people recommending plugins etc to 'fix' this issue.

Why?

Firefox recently updated itself to 4.0.1...prior to that I opened up new tabs that opened up as my home page.

So anyone know what's up with it now?

thanks
Try this, which I've not tested:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/newtaburl/
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09 May 2011   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
One of the simplest options - to customize the new tab to what you want, should be one of the basic options in a default browser, IMO. IE lets you do it, Firefox used to long ago, then they took it away.
+1 again

Mozilla is coming out with all these versions of Firefox and there's no way to set your homepage without a plugin. That's really unacceptable in a modern browser, although not a deal breaker.
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09 May 2011   #8
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice...really though...the FF version just before 4.0.1 let me open a new tab to my home page...no add ons...no problem...this is news to me that you can't open a new tab to your home page and need an add on.

ffs!
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09 May 2011   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
and also hate speed dial junk.
Boo


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
+1
and also hate speed dial junk."
Double +1
And Double Boo







Personal preference and all that, but I love speed dial

But needing an addon for a basic function is pretty poor form on Mozillas part.
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10 May 2011   #10
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another thing that's pretty poor is not being to open to your homepage when you open a new tab. How inane is that?
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