new tab opens my home page, but I want to open the more visited sites

new tab opens my home page, but I want to open the most visited sites. Ad-aware messed up the settings.

You can check the browser.newtab.url pref on the topic: config page and set this pref to your preferred the new tab page.

  • the new default tab with the tiles page is on: newtab
  • the default homepage is Subject: Home
  • to a blank page, you can use Subject: vacuum

The pref browser.newtabpage.enabled must be set to true to use the page defined through browser.newtab.url like the new tab page.

See this article on the page tab (topic: newtab):

You can open the topic: config page via the address bar.
You can accept the warning and click on "I'll be careful" to continue.

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