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Firefox Home Page

Post by Davyn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 am

I have only just started to use Linuxmint 19 and its easy to see why the OS is so highly regarded. But my problem is when i start Firefox i would like to see the Firefox home page and not the Linuxmint page. Have gone to Preferences but can't see where i can change to the Firefox home page. Can anyone help me please.

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by sdibaja » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:58 am

go to preferences: enter the page you want as default
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by Davyn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:52 am

Hello sdibaja
I am running linuxmint-19-cinnamon-64bit (Tara). The reason why i posted the linuxmint version i'm running is because when i open up Firefox and then go to Preferences all i see under the General tab is just two options which are:

1) Restore previous session.
2) Always check if Firefox is your default browser.

Perhaps i have missed something and would welcome any suggestions pointing out my mistakes.

Thanks for taking the time out to reply.

Regards Davyn

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by I2k4 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am

On my M18.3 Cinnamon, FF 61.01 the Preferences screen is different - below GENERAL there is a HOME icon (little house), and that's where the home page settings are. (I'm pretty sure the same FF version will be the same, regardless of the Mint version or Desktop Environment.) BTW, since I run FF on multiple PCs including dual boots with Windows, setting up a Firefox Account to sync homepage, bookmarks, extensions, etc. automatically is very handy.
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by sdibaja » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:56 am

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by Pjotr » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 pm

I2k4 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am
On my M18.3 Cinnamon, FF 61.01 the Preferences screen is different - below GENERAL there is a HOME icon (little house), and that's where the home page settings are. (I'm pretty sure the same FF version will be the same, regardless of the Mint version or Desktop Environment.)
Same in Mint 19. That's the place to change the home page.
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by Davyn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:59 pm

I quite agree with 12k4 and Pjotr. But getting a Firefox url to use as an home page was something else. I give up eventually and installed Google Chromium which was much easier to configure although i would have preferred Firefox.

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by chrisuk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 pm

I might have misunderstood, but you only need drag a tab to the Home Button for it to become your homepage... no need to go into Preferences etc.
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by stellarpower » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:03 pm

I have the same issue. I'm on Ff 63.0, from the repos, and Mint 19.

In my preferences I have the following options:
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I have also removed browser.startup.homepage from about:config but it is reset any time I open a new window. Presumably something is overriding it somewhere but I don't know what.

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by lsemmens » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Actually, despite what my home page is set to in preferences my firefox always opens to a blank page. I actually got it working for a short time, but it soon reset itself to a blank page. Once I click on the home icon or close the blank tab my normal home page opens.
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by TenseiKyou » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:44 pm

maybe you already solved it, but can help others.

the easiest way to solve this "issue" is to configure your homepage to about:newtab, like the internal default value on firefox, and override the custom setting from mint.
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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by scottkuma » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:03 pm

I finally got mine to stop doing this:

1) load the url: about:config

2) accept the warning about "breaking the warranty"

3) search for the string "browser.startup.homepage"

4) modify that preference to "about:newtab"

Restart your browser.

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Re: Firefox Home Page

Post by maphew » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:19 pm

thank you Scott. much appreciated.

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