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How do I set a default home page in Firefox

February 26, 2011 at 16:17:58
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 4G RAM

I'm running an hp dv6 withWindows Vista and the latest version of Firefox. I understand that ypu cannot edit the registry for firefox to set the default home page as you can for IE. How do I set the default home page?

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#1
February 26, 2011 at 18:07:43

In Firefox, go to Tools > Options > General.

In fact you shouldn't need to go to the registry to do this in IE either.

We all live on the same ball.


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#2
February 26, 2011 at 19:25:31

No, all this does is to set your home page. If you then click on Restore To Default you will be taken to the default page which is not necessarily the same thing. I want to set the DEFAULT home page and I have searched %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ to find the setting in vain.

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#3
February 26, 2011 at 19:42:19

It would be easy to say "then dont click on Restore To Default", so I wonder if I'm properly understanding your requirements. Are you trying to prevent your home page from being changed by viruses or perhaps another user?

We all live on the same ball.


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#4
February 26, 2011 at 20:01:19

No. I'm sick of applications setting my home page without my knowledge no matter how careful I am when installing them. Sometimes I'm not even sure what changed my home page and why. If it happens I thought it would be simple to just select Default with one click but even after editing the registry, HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Start Page= whatever I choose, I still end up with AOL Home Page affiliated to hp. After many hours of trawling for a solution I just want to know now. It has to be possible and now it's the most important thing in the world not to let the bugger beat me! You can't even do it by editing the registry in Firefox so if someone knows how I'd be grateful. I guess I'm a geek.

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#5
February 27, 2011 at 06:22:40

go to preferences, there is an option to NOT allow your browser to be changed.

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#6
February 27, 2011 at 07:21:41

Fine, I understand now.

I wasn't able to find the setting given in #5 (maybe I can't see for looking LOL).

However, I did find this - just a matter of one command, then finding a file
and making it read-only:
http://www.bloggersbase.com/interne...

We all live on the same ball.


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#7
February 28, 2011 at 16:48:31

Hey there! I've searched throughout the profiles/jnmyppl8.default folder you mention for hours before I posted this question and still cannot find the specific file that does what I want. I'm sick of apps taking control of my browser. I entered the setting in preferences mentioned in #5 ages ago to stop my browser settings being changed, but I've just done a system recovery and lost some settings and now I can't remember where that is.It's become a test of wills now to find the setting for Default Home Page!!! LOL

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#8
March 8, 2011 at 12:30:27

Excuse me for being a bit thick but, go to 'Preferences' where?

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