new tab redirects to the suspected site
When I opened a new tab on firefox, it redirects to "Homepage - Web.com /?" s = hp & m = tab"... which my McAfee SiteAdvisor is down as a 'suspcious' site. I searched firefox help forums and looked at my Add ons to see if there was anything suspicious in there... what I have are that I installed (I think):
1 click YouTube Video downloader 2.3.8 (I had more than a month before this tab problem started).
McAfee Site Advisor 3.7.2
Good Inbox Gmail 3.6.0
McAfee Security Scan Plus 1.0 (disabled)
Hi magic_mj, you could install the addon reset search - he'll come back more often customizations make these adware programs in default firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/
also it would probably be good to run a full scan of your system with security tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner, which are specialized in the detection of the adware and browser hijackers.
Fix Firefox problems caused by malicious software
I seem to have been recently infected with Ask search engine
Everytime I open a new tab by default to this search engine. I want to reset so this new tab displays thumbnails of recently visited sites
I followed the instructions of your Support Web site using about: config and newtab but preference under browser.newtab.url looks correct on the subject: newtab
Yet the new tab always default to the search engine
How can I reset to the thumbnails?
You can use the SearchReset extension to reset preferences to default values.
Note that the SearchReset extension runs only once and then uninstalls automatically, so it will not appear on the page "> Firefox Add-ons" (topic: addons).
You can open the topic: config page through the address bar and search Prefs that refer to ask.com.
You can restore the default user set prefs ("BOLD") via the context menu.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/tools > Modules > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is the cause of the problem.
- Put yourself in the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/tools > Modules > appearance
- Do NOT click on the reset button on the startup window Mode safe
How can I disable the newtab most used feature display sites. I want the new tab to open the page displayed in the newtab:url in the topic: function config
41 of Firefox is no longer uses the browser.newtab.url setting in about: config because he was constantly attacked by malware. From 41 of Firefox, you need an add-on to change the new tab page.
Here are a few options (I'm learning more all the time):
- If you are already using the extension classic restaurateur theme: There is an option somewhere (!) in his dialogues of the parameters to select another page in the new tab.
- If you want to use your new tab homepage: Try https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/
- If you want to set another page or a completely blank page: Try https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/
Setting up substitute again tab
After installing this extension, you must use the Options page to set the new desired tab page (instead of use subject: config).
Open the page modules using either:
- CTRL + SHIFT + a (Mac: Cmd + shift + a)
- "3-bar" menu button (or tools) > Add-ons
In the left column, click Extensions. Then on the side right, find the new tab override and click the Options button. (See first screenshot attached).
Depending on the size of your screen, you may need to scroll down to enter the address in the form. (See second screenshot attached). For example:
- (Default) page thumbnails = > subject: newtab
- Blank tab = > subject: empty
- Built-in Firefox homepage = > topic: welcome
- Any other page = > full URL of the page
Then tab or click this form field and you can test using Ctrl + t.
Once you have set it as you wish, you can close the Add-ons page (or use the back button to return to the list of Extensions of this Options page).
in the new tab page, how to restore sites that you deleted.
Have you tried to drag a link to one such web page deleted in one of the slots?
The changes manually on the subject: newtab page are stored in the file chromeappsstore.sqlite in the folder of Firefox profile under the keys pinnedLinks and blockedLinks.
You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:
- Help > troubleshooting information > profile directory: opens showing the file
If I'm in a web site that contains other links, I want to be able to open the new link in a new tab and keep the original tab so I can switch back.
When you click on a link that is on a right click of the Web page and click on "Open link in a new tab" this will open the new page in a new tab and keep your old tab open. If you want to open a new tab without clicking on a link on a web page, click on the button "+" near your tabs currently open.
When I use the Google search box, I would like the search results to open in a new tab instead of the current tab.
Does the search bar in the Navigation toolbar?
For this search bar, you can switch the browser.search.openintab true on the topic: config page.
For the Google site you can do so via the Google search settings page.
How can I move the "Open a new tab" button on the left side to the right place
You must customize it window opens first in order to move around the icons on the toolbar and on / off. Both told us that you can move the icon tab that sits on the tab bar and resembles a + to another bar toolbar or on the left side of the tab bar.
How can I get bookmarks will automatically open in a new tab rather than the tab I am when I select the bookmark?
You can middle - click a bookmark to open it in a new tab. There are also some quitre some add-ons that have this feature, for example:
The following modules add the functionality you want, more a certain tab more options.
There will be a little more, you can find several by searching the Add-ons site.
I found these instructions:
In case you need more than one step by step:
(1) in a new tab, type or paste about: config in the address bar and press ENTER. Click on the button promising to be careful.
(2) in the search above the list box, type or paste newtab and make a pause so that the list is filtered
(3) double-click the preference browser.newtab.url and enter your favorite page:
Page thumbnails (default) => about:newtab Blank tab => about:blank Built-in Firefox home page => about:home Any other page => full URL to the page
Press Ctrl + t to open a new tab and check that it worked.
However as per the attached screen shot, I do not have a preference "browser.newtab.url"
Hi, 41 of Firefox, you must use an add-on like tab override (browser.newtab.url replacement), to make changes to the page tab.
Once installed, open the Add-ons (Ctrl + Shift + A) Manager > Extensions, and then look for the new tab override and click Options to set your preference.
Note, if you want only the new tab to be the same as your home page, you can use the Add on new tab homepage instead.
You will then need to restart Firefox for all changes to take effect.
If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.
When I star Firefox, it opens the homepage of tha and a new tab, but it goes the new tab instead of the home page selected in options.
Thank you guys. That's exactly what it was: an unwanted extension that somehow got surreptitiously installed. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.
Is it possible to have the new tabs open to the right of the current tab, you are, as opposed to the default which is to the right of the last tab open?
I know that it's automatic when you click on a link in the tab in the course, but would be very happy to be able to do this for new tabs.
Maybe watch Tab Mix Plus.
This problem has only just begun and I don't know why. When I click the icon to open the Firefox browser, my homepage tab opens and another new tab opens to the sides of my Home Page tab. I checked and none are tube not characters in my address of the home page.
This seems to take place (e.g., Firefox opens my home page AND a new tab at startup - unsolved).
In case one of your extensions is in question, could test you mode without failure of Firefox? It is a standard diagnostic tool to disable some advanced features of Firefox and extensions. More info: questions to troubleshoot Firefox in Safe Mode.
You can restart Firefox in Mode safe help
Help > restart with disabled modules (Flash and other plugins still works)
In the dialog box, click on 'Start mode safe' (not Reset)
Any difference when using the Home key or open a new window (Ctrl + n)?
I have my browser set to restore the previous session, when I open Firefox and new tabs to open the vacuum. With these settings, I used to be able to open new windows and carry the load of my home page, while keeping intact previously mentioned behaviour, but when I open a new window now, I get a blank page.
Is it possible to restore the previous behavior, or are all the tabs that are now seen as the same now, if they are open within the framework of new or existing windows?
You must change the string "browser.newtab.url" by clicking twice and then write "subject: empty"... now the newtab will open with a blank page...» To change the home page will appear in a new window, see how to How to set the home page How to set the home page ~ J99
The new tab button disappeared from my navigation menu. None of the changes or upgrades have been made. While all subjects of support suggest going to customize the toolbar, the new tab button is gone either. There in the morning, disappeared in the evening without apparent reason. The + is at the end of the series of tabs, but not in the navigation toolbar and tab add + is NOT anywhere on a page it there is that a single label. I HIDE TAB BAR WITH ONE TAB 1.1 but have had for weeks, and the new tab button was always there. How to restore the button tab on the Navigation bar if it is not available in the choice to customize the toolbar?
Don't you see the new tab button on the tab bar if you open the window customize?
If you do not see an item on a toolbar in the toolbar palette and then click the button "Restore default" to restore the default toolbar configuration
You can check the problems caused by a corrupt localstore.rdf file and try to delete this file.
When I open firefox, I see my google home page, but when I opened a new tab it shows the homepage of searchnu. It used to be empty and I don't know how or why he changed it, but can you tell me how to get my tabs automatically opens showing www.google.co.uk please?
COR - el, please stop automatically repost these unnecessary links and provide some specific measures, provable and reliable to get rid of the searchnu.
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