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Windows 7: How do I change blank pages to show the Google page as they used to?

09 Sep 2012   #11
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You don't need an Addon to do this.

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  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  2. Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.
  3. Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url from about:newtab to about:blank. Alternately, you can change it to about:home for the Firefox Google home page, or type in your preferred home page, for example google.com.
  4. Click OK and close the about:config tab.
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09 Sep 2012   #12
Trevers1987

Win7 64bit Ult
 
 

Was just giving the simple solution save him poking around in Cfg, hell why he is in there may as well change the Browser.sessionhistory.max total viewers value just for fun we all love Firefox well i do anyway
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09 Sep 2012   #13
Vic123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks Travers but I have tried at least 8 times including restarts to no avail. When you mentioned the "New Tab Homepage" link it sounded familiar and I think I've been through this before. Just can't remember how I resolved it.

I will continue trying to solve this tomorrow. In the meantime, thanks everyone for helping.

Vic
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09 Sep 2012   #14
Vic123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I didn't realize there were 2 pages.

Alabama: I've gone to this point but still no cigar:




I've even set both lines to false.
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10 Sep 2012   #15
Trevers1987

Win7 64bit Ult
 
 

Try resetting your firefox to it default values and go from there just remember to save all your bookmarks you can do this just by exporting as a html file and save to desktop for later use.
To reset firefox to default simply type (firefox -safe-mode) in Run check all boxes and hit restart, your browser will now be brand new and bug free. Set your home page to what you like and install the addon I pointed you towards now all should be OK.


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10 Sep 2012   #16
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vic123 View Post
I didn't realize there were 2 pages.

Alabama: I've gone to this point but still no cigar:




I've even set both lines to false.
Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.

In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
Type browser.newtab.url in the search box.
Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and change the url from about:newtab to google.com.
Click OK and close the about:config tab.

Then Google will open in a new tab.


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11 Sep 2012   #17
Vic123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

You are my HERO Alabama! Sorry it took me so long to come back but it works just like it used to.

Thanks to everyone who helped... I'm very appreciative!

Vic
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11 Sep 2012   #18
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad you got it fixed the way you like it.

Thanks for posting back.
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22 Oct 2012   #19
sharon681

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Easy

I tried for over an hour to get my tab pages back to the way they were. The poster that said Mozilla Add On would fix problem with tab pages coming up empty is absolutely correct. In addition, after you install and restart, you have to do NOTHING else. Thank you very much poster (since I cant see name while replying) I appreciate that not only was your advise actually correct, but it is very simple.
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22 Oct 2012   #20
sharon681

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trevers1987 View Post
Was just giving the simple solution save him poking around in Cfg, hell why he is in there may as well change the Browser.sessionhistory.max total viewers value just for fun we all love Firefox well i do anyway
Had the same issue. Thank You so much Trevors.
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