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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. When firefox is running, and I click the "+" to add a tab, firefox launches yahoo in the new tab, instead of my home page. How do I correct this?

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The New Tab Homepage extension had stopped working. I disabled it and then used both answers below as two concurrent steps. I used SearchReset @MrMAG linked in his answer, then used about:config that @AthomSfere recommended to reconfigure the new tab homepage.

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In firefox, in the Address bar type about:config

Search for newtab:

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Double click that option, and change it to your requested home page for a new tab.

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I changed the browser.newtab.url but it still opens yahoo. specifically: search.yahoo.com/… –  Ben Plont May 12 '13 at 4:28
    
Once I disabled an extension called New Tab Homepage, this worked. –  Ben Plont May 13 '13 at 16:52
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Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note:
This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. (it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons))
This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

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I did this, which did exactly what it was supposed to, but noticed that I needed to do some maintenance with the add-ons. I disabled the New-Tab homepage extension, and then changed the newtab.url back to what I wanted it to be. I'm up voting both answers, because they were both steps in the process that worked. Thanks. –  Ben Plont May 13 '13 at 16:42
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