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Solved Set default new tab page in Firefox

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November 4, 2007 at 20:14:52
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Does anyone know how to set the default new tab page in Firefox? I did a lot of Googling and found nothing. Basically I just want CTRL-T to open Google in a new tab.

Thanks,

Tony

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#1
November 4, 2007 at 20:35:19

Go to tools > Options > On the main, change the startup page to google.com, then you are set?

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#2
November 5, 2007 at 02:48:35
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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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#3
November 5, 2007 at 05:00:39

Richard, that is what I do now. But, like you said, it is annoying to have to click the home page icon. Maybe I will make that suggestion to Mozilla for their next release.

Thanks,

Tony

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#4
November 5, 2007 at 05:33:14

I already did after reading your post here. If enough people make the suggestion then the developers might take it up.

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#5
November 5, 2007 at 09:30:57

Personally, I hope that suggestion is ignored, or only implemented as an option, not the default.

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#6
November 5, 2007 at 14:24:39

I find this very annoying too. But then they probably won't give us that option because as I see it you would only want it if your homepage is a search engine which makes an embedded search obsolete (even though it doesn't give you all the options you have on hand on the webpage.

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#7
November 5, 2007 at 16:41:23

I found an acceptable workaround was to install the "Go To Google" extension. It can be found at ">Go To Google.

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#8
November 5, 2007 at 17:10:33

Nice, thats what I'm looking for. It still would be a nice option for Mozilla to add to there next build. Too bad the extension doesn't support shortcut keys.

Thanks,

Tony


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