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BobbieAN
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Firefox start page

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Post by BobbieAN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:19 pm

When Firefox is opened, mxlinux.org is used as the homepage. How can get default Firefox homepage? Firefox homepage is already set in the preferences but MX poge is still used.

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by wulf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:25 pm

A quick search engine query would give you the answer. Goto>preferences>general>"when Firefox starts"> show home page. Type in home page whatever you wish, or put in about:blank to show nothing..

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by Adrian » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:26 pm

It works for me If i change in Firefox Preferences -> Home -> Homepage and new Windows select blank or custom and enter the page you want.
Another way is to type about:config in address bar, search for mxlinux.org and change the homepage variable, but I recommend using the GUI method above.

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by gimcrack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Just change it. The drop menu to Custom URL and add any URL address as your start page.

Homepage and New Windows Custom URL. I guess you want firefox.com(https://www.mozilla.org) which I don't know why.

And below it

New Tabs set that one to blank page.

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by BobbieAN » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 pm

gimcrack wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Just change it. The drop menu to Custom URL and add any URL address as your start page.

Homepage and New Windows Custom URL. I guess you want firefox.com(https://www.mozilla.org) which I don't know why.

And below it

New Tabs set that one to blank page.
I want to have same homepage as the new tab page, as shown on the photo but both home and new tab page are already set to Firefox home.

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by philotux » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 pm

BobbieAN wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 pm
I want to have same homepage as the new tab page,
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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by fazii » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:23 am

Exactly, but if you change it to google it does change... The thing is I'm unable to set it to Firefox default home,,

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by skidoo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:28 am

try this:
visit about:config
search "browser.startup.homepage" (noquotes)
double-click that row item, then type or paste your desired homepage URLstring into the popup dialog.
If you want the "firefox homepage", set browser.startup.homepage=about:home
The change should take effect immediately. Open a new tab to test the result.

There's a separate startup.homepage_welcome_url prefkey, but I reckon you won't need to change it.
(By default it's set to load the "let's trick the weak-minded into believing they need to signup for a 'firefox account' " page)

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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by zorzi » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 am

You can tweak this "about:home" in the start page field.

Once again, since MX website/forums links are already bookmarked, I really think this MX startpage setting should be removed from FF.
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Re: Firefox start page

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Post by Adagio » Mon May 20, 2019 3:04 am

Ignore this.

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