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Set New Tabs to Always Open Home Page - Firefox 3

With Firefox 3 just out, a lot of popular addons (like Tab Mix Plus, Tabbrowser Preferences) aren't compatible yet. Due to this, I can't set new tabs to always open my home page that was possible in Firefox 2.

However, there is an addon which let's you do it and which is even compatible with the latest version.
Aptly called New Tab Homepage, it's a no fuss addon which opens your current homepage every time a new tab is launched.

This addon provides no other feature and will only remain installed on my machine till the others start working with the FF3. However, if you only need this feature, New Tab Homepage is a very good one.

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Comment by Anonymous Mike on June 19, 2008 at 9:30 PM  
Thank You! Your blog came up first on my search results. I used new tab homepage back with ff1 i believe. Shame they removed the option for opening home page in new tabs in the menu!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 19, 2008 at 2:06 AM  
Thanks a ton man! Now I don't need to type in every time I open a new tab. Cheers!

Comment by Anonymous Tabbrowser pref user =D on September 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM  
Thanks a lot !

I found your blog while searching on google for homepage on new tab, because a user updated my FF to 3.0 so Tabbrowser no longer working :/

(the new "flashy" buttons are strongly "casual web-surfer", I'm gonna loot a new skin :x)

Like mike said, it's a shame they removed it...
Awesome! Just what I was looking for and your info page was the first choice when I googled the question. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this!!!
Thanks for the great advice. Surprising something like this isn't built into Firefox 3. This extension makes my life one click easier.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Anyone looking for a solution to this problem might want to try the Tab Mix Plus addon. It's pretty cool!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM  
Awesome....Thanks for the post.
Comment by Blogger B on June 13, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Good work.
THANK YOU SOOO SOOO SOOO MUCH. jsut wat i neeeded!!!!!!!!!!!1
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Click the home icon with the middle mouse button. No add-on required.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 21, 2010 at 1:30 AM  
Thanks! It's puzzling why IE has this feature, but not Firefox.

To Anonymous above: there is no middle mouse button on a Mac. Firefox is not jsut a Windows program.
This is just what I was looking for, I have loads of tabs going at any one time. I find it so much better to open a new tab in my search engine choice.

IE8 has had this feature for a while, one of the few things it has managed to do to try and get its nose in front of Firefox.

My IE9 beta test was a complete disaster, so currently with the help of great the add-on’s like this FF still has no worthwhile competition to my mind :)