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When I open a tab in firefox (ctrl-t) I get an blank page. How can I change this page to an URL?

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I haven't found any out-of-the-box option in Mozilla Firefox 4.0 that will allow you to do this. However, there are add-ons that you may want to try which will give you this functionality. Here is one and another.

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Thanks. Great solution! – grm Apr 26 '11 at 11:42
You're Welcome. – Thomas Apr 26 '11 at 11:46
This answer is out of date, there is now an option in about:config, browser.newtab.url, which you can change to any url you please, without installing any add-on. – MikeFHay Jul 8 '13 at 16:09

Tab Mix Plus includes that feature (along with a lot of other features). I highly recommend it.

This feature is controlled by Events > New Tabs > Load on new tabs.

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Thank for a good suggestion. Looks like a great module with lots of functionality. – grm Apr 26 '11 at 18:15

You can set your homepage to be a certain page, then set the FireFox options to open your home page on a new Tab.

I also believe FireFox has a Google-Chrome/Opera-like speed dial page.

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Do you know where that option is? I'm using FF4. – grm Apr 26 '11 at 11:30

In about:config, change the browser.newtab.url value to the page you want to load.

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You can easily do this in Firefox.

  1. Go to about:config
  2. Search for the item "browser.newtab.url"
  3. Fill in the URL of the page you want it to open in the Value field.
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