I like to have a homepage when I open Firefox. That's fine, it's set. But if I open a new window with CTRL-N Firefox loads the homepage in the new window as well. I would like it to be a blank window. Is it possible, how?
It's not possible per se, however you can obtain this behaviour through a little trick.
The idea is to setup your starting page as
This way, when you open firefox for the first time, it will go to this address, and when you open a new window, it will display a blank page.
This feature seems to have been removed from Firefox (it's controlled by the parameter
If you're willing, there's a slightly roundabout way that allows you to keep your homepage and to have new blank windows.
Use tabs. Instead of
The new tab page can be configured to be blank by going into
If you choose to go this route, there's one more tweak you may need to make to keep the new tab page blank. The current default is to show a grid of your most visited sites. But, near the top right of the screen is a little icon that lets you toggle whether you wish to see this grid or just a blank page. I'm putting up an image of what that little icon looks like.
If you're sure you don't want to have the visited sites grid at all, you can go into
How to use
The image below is part of the about:config page.