How to Create a Mozilla Firefox Start Page

by Tricia Goss
Choose the start page you want Firefox to display.

Choose the start page you want Firefox to display.

Mozilla Firefox is a free open-source Internet browser that you can use as an alternative to Internet Explorer or other web browsers. When you launch Mozilla Firefox, it opens to the default home page, which is the "Firefox Start" page with Google search. If you would rather the program open to a different default home page, you can change the settings to select a custom home page, multiple pages on different tabs or even a blank page.

Set a Single Start Page

1

Launch Mozilla Firefox.

2

Type in the web address of the site that you want to set as your start page in the address bar and press "Enter."

3

Click on the icon for the web page at the left end of the address bar.

4

Hold the mouse button down and drag the icon to the "Home" icon on the Mozilla Firefox toolbar.

5

Click "Yes" when a prompt asks if you want to set this as your home page.

Set Multiple Start Pages

1

Launch Firefox. Open as many tabs as you want to use for your start page by clicking the "Open a New Tab" button to the right of the original tab or use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+T."

2

Navigate to the web page you want to set for the first tab. Repeat for each tab so that the pages you want to use as start pages are all open in different tabs of the same Firefox window.

3

Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options." Click "General" at the top of the "Options" dialog box.

4

Click the "Use Current Pages" button under "When Firefox Starts."

5

Click "OK" to save the changes and close the dialog box.

Display a Blank Page

1

Launch Mozilla Firefox.

2

Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options." Click "General" at the top of the "Options" dialog box.

3

Click the drop-down arrow to the right of "When Firefox Starts."

4

Select "Show a Blank Page."

5

Click "OK" to save your changes and close the dialog box.

About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

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