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You can now set the URL Firefox goes to when opening a new tab

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by June 8, 2012 Firefox, Mozilla

In my last post, I talked about Firefox now indicating which feed items are unread. In this post, I’d like to post expert picks about the other change I think people should be more aware of – you can now set the URL Firefox goes to when opening a new tab.

This one’s pretty simple.

  1. In the Firefox location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  2. Click I’ll be careful, I Promise!
  3. Search for the preference: browser.newtab.url

  4. Double-click on it, and set the value to whatever URL you want.

The default value is about:newtab.
If you want to set it to open the default home page, set the value to about:home.

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  1. You can also do the opposite way and set your browser homepage to about:newtab in case you prefer seeing it when you open your browser instead of the browser welcome screen…

  2. Wonderful explanation with marvelous screen shots