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NEWTAB SETTING ??? Previous settings lost??

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bobr2k
 
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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 12:48 pm

When I updated to 58.0.1 firefox seems to have lost my previous settings. I've change the new page setting to use my home page but my setting gets ignored even though it's right there in about:config. browser.newtab.url
What is happening? Do I have to make other adjustments to get my homepage instead of a bunch of crap that doesn't really apply anymore. Hooray for history when I need it but not just for fun! :evil: :roll:

If it aint broke don't fix it ... seems like Firefox is taking a nosedive !!
Bob R.
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allande
 
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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 1:28 pm

To set a custom page or use your home for the new tab page you need an extension. This is one of the possible ones: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... -override/

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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Hi,

Would you consider using this extension ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... -override/

Under 'About this extension' you'll see why the 'browser.newtab.url' preference on the 'about:config' page is no longer used.

DanRaisch
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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 2:13 pm

As was noted more than two years ago :!: that config setting was deprecated due to security issues -- viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2968169&p=14368397#p14368397

bobr2k
 
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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 2:25 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Didn't know about the security issue. I try to avoid extensions for that same reason - concern for security.
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Post Posted February 5th, 2018, 4:27 am

@ allande :

Just noticed that you had already suggested New Tab Override a few minutes before I did ....... sorry !

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