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Post Posted November 3rd, 2017, 11:35 pm

a new tab opens

moz-extension://(some scrambled numbers letters)/blank-page.html

i dont know why its doing this, been like this for a long while

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 4:25 am

Change the selected target for the new tab site -- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1162532

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 5:50 am

Just in case the above doesn't do the trick :

Go to the 3-bar menu (or 'Tools' ) => Add-ons => Extensions and cast a critical eye over the extensions that are listed there.
If any of them (assuming you have any) look unfamiliar or suspicious : disable or remove them.
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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 6:32 am

Does (some scrambled numbers letters) correspond to any extensions (shown in Addons Manager)?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 8:03 am

no longer - one item of critics to mozilla

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 12:06 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Change the selected target for the new tab site -- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1162532


the link says 'The browser.newtab.url pref is no longer supported in Firefox (41+),'

so guessing this doesnt work?

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Right, but did you look at the suggested extension suggested in that same article?

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 1:52 pm

therube wrote:Does (some scrambled numbers letters) correspond to any extensions (shown in Addons Manager)?


* i dont understand what you mean

* can you explain this in ELI5?

* what's an 'addon manager'?

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 1:53 pm

Brummelchen wrote:no longer - one item of critics to mozilla


????????????????

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 1:54 pm

* what's an 'addon manager'?

Menu path Tools->Addons->Extensions.
If you don't have the menus displayed, press Alt+T to display the Tools menu.

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 1:56 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Right, but did you look at the suggested extension suggested in that same article?



the page has too much noise and clutter and is confusing

basically why did you link this?

or how is it helpful?

or why is it that it would be helpful? what's going on?

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 1:58 pm

DanRaisch wrote:
* what's an 'addon manager'?

Menu path Tools->Addons->Extensions.
If you don't have the menus displayed, press Alt+T to display the Tools menu.



there's no long numbers on this page

i had already checked this page

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 2:04 pm

OK, enough. I'm done here.

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Take a look at this thread on the Mozilla support forum:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1182921
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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 2:44 pm

If the OP is going to cross post on two different forums how are we supposed to help? Not doing this again
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