June 1st, 2008, 12:04 PM
[RESOLVED] Firefox opens to a blank screen instead of home page
I recently reinstalled Firefox 18.104.22.168 to try to resolve several odd issues. Most of the old issues were resolved but now I have a new problem. I have it set to go to my home page when it starts, but it won't do it. It starts with a blank page instead. I can, however, click the "home" icon and get to my home page after FF has been loaded.
Every time it starts I open FF to check my settings and it's always been set to open my home page and not a blank screen.
Running Windows XP Home SP2
June 1st, 2008, 12:47 PM
Under options/main do you have show a blank page set in the drop down menu perhaps.Instead of my example one of the other two options?
June 1st, 2008, 12:50 PM
Go Start>All Programs>Mozilla Firefox, and click on Mozilla Firefox(Safe Mode)
June 1st, 2008, 07:53 PM
In response to your question...
Originally Posted by Parallax
Originally Posted by Parallax
I'll try the safe mode option right now. Thanks.
June 1st, 2008, 09:05 PM
I opened it three times in safe mode and it brought up my home page every time. I didn't get a blank screen with any of these starts.
So is the problem more than likely with one of my extensions? I don't think it would be anything that I modified since I just installed it and I started getting the problem before I made any changes.
These are my extensions:
AdBlock Plus 0.7.5.4
Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic 1.7
Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
June 1st, 2008, 09:12 PM
What you have to do is to start in normal mode, go Tools>Add-ons, and disable all 4 extensions.
Restart Firefox. Home page loads OK?
If so, enable one extension.
Restart. Home page OK?
Enable second one. Restart....and so on.
June 1st, 2008, 10:24 PM
Luckily, I found the culprit with the first one I tried. Tab Mix Plus. I checked all of my settings in there and I don't see anything that would conflict with starting up FF.
I'm assuming that since TMP hasn't been updated for exactly a year, that the issue would be more with FF. My guess is that it would be better for me to roll-back FF as opposed to TMP, right? If I don't hear anything from anyone soon I'll just do that and report back what happens.
Thanks for the help
June 1st, 2008, 10:27 PM
Wait. What do you mean by rolling back Firefox?
I use TabMixPlus, and I have no problems. Let me look through its settings.
June 1st, 2008, 10:32 PM
What do you have here:
June 1st, 2008, 11:02 PM
Same thing you do. Blank page. I've always had it set that way. None of the other options are really practical for me.
June 1st, 2008, 11:05 PM
Wait a sec.
You said, you don't want blank page:
If so, you have to change "blank page" in TMP to "home page" in drop down menu.
I have it set to go to my home page when it starts
June 1st, 2008, 11:23 PM
When I start FF, I want it to bring up my home page. I want a blank page when I do a Ctrl+T to bring up a new tab once FF is running. I've been using Tab Mix Plus for over a year now with both settings that way. Hmmm....
June 1st, 2008, 11:31 PM
You're right. I was wrong.
It may be worth to uninstall, and reinstall TMP.
Let me know.
June 1st, 2008, 11:47 PM
I've got to call it quits for the night but I'll be back on this on Monday. Maybe before work but definitely after.
June 1st, 2008, 11:59 PM
No problem. Don't lose any sleep over it...hehehe
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