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Is there a way to bypass the home pages set in Firefox when opening the application? I have multiple home pages set on Firefox which I use very often. Many times throughout the day I would like to open Firefox and not have it open any of the home pages. Is there a way to do this? If I remember correctly, way back in the day IE or Netscape allowed you to hold down the shift key while opening the app and it would not open your home page. I am looking for like functionality, does it exist?

Thank you for your time,

Brett

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You can create a shortcut that opens firefox with a different webpage.

Set a shortcut to

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe" about:blank

or whatever your firefox path is.

The easiest way to do this would be to copy an existing shortcut and add 'about:blank' (or any webpage) to the end of the Target.

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Beat me to it ;) –  sirlancelot Aug 10 '09 at 16:00
    
Beat me to it as well. Upvotes for both of you! –  Axxmasterr Aug 10 '09 at 16:54
    
My special keylogger echos your computer's keyboard to mine. It delay's your enter key by about a half second though. –  Grant Aug 10 '09 at 17:16
    
Not nice, but I guess it will work –  Brettski Aug 10 '09 at 19:41

You could start Firefox with about:blank for the URL. Just create a shortcut to FF with this for the location:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" "about:blank"

Linux would be done similarly:

firefox "about:blank"
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