|Sorry Ryan, What you suggest does not work for other than the first opened page. Subsequently opened tabs default to blank unless you select a page from bookmarks and right-click "Open in new tab"|
The other way to get there is to use CTRL T to open the new tab and then click the Home icon to open your home page ( Presuming you have google set as your default start page like I do) It is annoying having to make that extra click when opening a new tab.
Might be something to suggest to Mozilla so they can incorporate it in a future update
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