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I think that you really should share this great add-on here in AskVg, it's called FireGestures, what it does it brings a Opera like mouse gestures in Firefox, it works with If protecting users from hijacking were their reason, then they would also prevent users from selecting their preferred home page, which is a frequent target of hijackers. Reply Lori October 1, 2015 at 6:05 am # How is it not true? I have tried to modify it to google.com but it will not change. http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change.html

Put a lock on the about:config file that requires escalated privilege to access it. Thank you VERY MUCH Attached Files: Fixlog.txt File size: 8.6 KB Views: 215 #5 Red Mist, Jan 24, 2014 TwinHeadedEagle Malware Removal Expert Staff Member MVP Joined: Mar 8, 2013 That is what you are telling the user base aren't you - that they need protection from all those nasty, pesky, evil companies that are out to mess up their browser In CTR version 1.3.9 you can find the "New tab page url" in the Tabs (1) window.

To keep your computer safe, only click links and downloads from sites that you trust. mozilla Ask a question Sign In English Search Home Support Forum Firefox Can't change browser.newtab url Support Forum This thread was archived. People, it's a free browser, with great security and other add ons, you can customise it anyway you like.

Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox Topic Tab basics System Details Windows Vista Firefox 32.0.3 More system details Additional System Details Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0 Google I think the same things about an agenda and money can be said about Chrome as well, so that doesn't make it a viable alternative. when a solution is found. raavimunaf 0 solutions 2 answers Posted 11/25/13, 12:36 AM Helpful Reply There is a program named 'Search Protect' installed in your PC which is protecting the changes made in browser.newtab.url Goto

Other threads that you may like Forum Date Browser Hijacked, Smartnewtab & adclick New Member Introductions Mar 5, 2016 browser.newtab.url hijacked Malware Removal Assistance May 17, 2014 Question Secure Browser (by Just thought it would have been easier and wiser to add to their settings GUI. Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1024933 But where to "go next" is the problem.

We are working every day to make sure our community is one of the best. If you do not check either of the boxes, the extension will set the focus in the page so, for example, the cursor will be in the Google search box. (See After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically. As active member in the Firefox support I see almost every day users with hijacked new tab pages.

Reply F TILES October 6, 2015 at 2:53 am # 1.

I still disagree with the arbitrary change in newtab behavior without warning or an option to restore previous behavior. WaltS48 June 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm # So far "browser.newtab.url" is not removed from Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0 ID:20150628030215 CSet: eaf4f9b45117 Reply rn10950 June 28, 2015 at Reply gab October 8, 2015 at 1:14 am # URL option doesn't appear i cant enter the one i want!just appear automatic updates last update home page(your home page link soeren...net)

Reply Xeon_Flux August 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm # Here is the answer to the problem. http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change-theme-xp.html Using about:config, I cannot change the browser.newtab.url string. 3 replies 74 have this problem 9487 views Last reply by raavimunaf 2 years ago daclegg Posted 8/3/13, 12:13 PM It reads, http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3301020&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=EB_SSPV&Lay=1&UM=2&UP=SPCB20E22C-9AB3-4DEE-8734-2C360269F571. Please ask a new question if you need help. I don't want to use that engine and every thing I have done to remove or change it has failed except for one time I was able to change the browser.newtab.url

They need to convince the users that they have more to offer than Google (and they still do, unless they continue to dumb their software down). A button that must be used manually by the user does not change the fact that the setting must be stored somewhere and can be manipulated by third party software. It's so simple. check over here After all, a modified homepage generally represents what the user wants to see on a startup page.

I hold security credentials. Steps taken in order to remove the infection: I went to about:config then to the browser.newtab.url and tried to change it back to the duckduckgo URL but I couldn't edit it, Today we are going to share an excellent add-on for Mozilla Firefox at the request of our reader "TheAslan".

There is a need for a) this or b) another add-on for everyone who needs this functionality.

Sathya Moorthi 100,236 views 2:28 How to Change New tab URL in Mozilla Firefox - Duration: 2:20. This feature is not available right now. Restart your system. Can't change my new tab url after being affected by malware keyboard shortcut for duplicating tab Hide or display Tiles in New Tab Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and

You can add content to this area by going to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress Dashboard and adding new widgets to this area. Portions of this content are ©1998–2016 by individual mozilla.org contributors. no option to continue seeing what the user had already wasted hours to get set up and get working with the last major 'speed dial' change to newtabs. this content We all have to learn, and probably, judging from developer's comments, it is a balance of security versus configurability for most users?

That's nice to see. :))==========Good question.The "more" in comparison arises out of the fact that the vast majority of people do not even bother to pursue an issue. I think those voices mainly enjoy complaining and being contrary. Chosen solution I ran a special scan with Norton Internet Security which identified a number of things that needed to get "fixed". The fact is many, many and many more users just don't know or even care about the implications of a computer and of connections to the Internet.

The future is looking good. Thomas S September 24, 2015 at 10:12 am # I was using the browser.newtab.url setting for quite some time. In my opinion it was a wrong decision to remove the functionality and although the addon is a workaround, it should not be necessary. Pretend that nothing outside your little bubble has changed in the last few years.Or...

In fact, my browser has never been hijacked in any way since I started using Firefox back in v 3.5. Nebulus June 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm # IMO when you have a highly configurable product, you can win both inexperienced users by providing a default configuration that is created for Marcin June 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm # Damn Mozilla chain the wrong decisions... Content available under a Creative Commons license.

I've tried various addons which couldn't fix it and I've also tried to run firefox as admin, also no success.Anyone know how to resolve this?  Here is the URL if you want Here are some options (I learn of more all the time): If you already use the Classic Theme Restorer extension: There is an option somewhere (!) in its extensive settings dialogs Would installing this Add-On now prevent the change when it happens? Reply Joker June 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm # Annual revenues of 200 to 300 million dollars can hardly be called "free".

Latest Threads Question Secure Browser (by Safer) antreas posted Nov 6, 2016 at 1:58 AM Hot Deals McAfee Antivirus Plus 2016 - Unlimited Devices For $30... Mozilla saw that Chrome was rising like a rocket, so naturally they see their only chance to keep up with beating Chrome in both simplicity and minimalism.Of course that backfired. Current issues and symptoms: My default search engine doesn't come up. I don't mind the "protections", but I want a new tab to open to the URL of my choice every time.

If you want to keep tiles, fine, but give me an option to have new tab as it was, ON MY OWN RISKI like Firefox, well I did for a long