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Windows 7: GOOGLE Search page always displayed on Firefox new page (+) openings

06 Dec 2013   #1
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
GOOGLE Search page always displayed on Firefox new page (+) openings

Using Mozilla Firefox. I have set Home Page as blank, so the initial screen is blank. When the + to open a new tab is clicked the page is always displayed as a FIREFOX START page displaying a GOOGLE Search in the middle of it. (happens on at least v-24.0 thru 26.0 beta)




How in the heck do I get rid of it... ?
I do not want to see GOOGLE stuck in my face even if I will not use it.. Damn!
Thanks


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06 Dec 2013   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi idahjo,

Type about:config in the address bar, press enter, click I'll be careful, I promise!
copy & paste into the search box.
browser.newtab.url
Right click & select modify
Input the page you want
or about:blank for a blank page.
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07 Dec 2013   #3
idahjo

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

AMAZING! Thanks Roderunner -I knew someone would know the answer. I fooled around a couple hours searching for an answer but only found for the initial opening window.

Interesting sideline... the first time I tried your 'fix' I moved too fast and overlooked "ABOUT:" and only put in 'blank'. When I tried it that way and opened a new tab, it said 'connecting...' then popped up juego.com (a Spanish speaking casino site) ...

Changed it to "about:blank" EXACTLY as you said and it indeed pops up blank

THANKS AGAIN
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07 Dec 2013   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Your very welcome.
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I have https://startpage.com/ open when I click to open a new tab, it doesn't keep a record of what I'm doing.
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08 Dec 2013   #5
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Google???

<Joking> I flinched when I saw Google (it was one of the sites I was running away from) but after reading it, it appears they are 'riding GOOGLE's horse anonymously'.
Trying it out; Thanks Roderunner!
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