posted by Two tabs now appear when I open Firefox. How do I eliminate them? I refreshed Firefox today to try and fix a failure to make a secure connection to my social security account login. Now two tabs appear when I open my homepage on MSNP: \”my social security account\” and \”Mozilla Firefox Start Page. \” I looked in your help section but found nothing that specifically address this. I am still unable to log into my social security account but the problem seems to be with the government site. I get \”unable to establish a secure connection\” error. There were no extra tabs there before today. I am enclosing a snip file. ———NOTE—–The. PNG file is not uploading here. The progress indicator keeps spinning. I am using Windows 10 on a laptop computer. I have this problem, too
Type about:config enter in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. At the top of the screen is a search bar.
Type browser. startup. homepage What is the value? Right-click and select Reset to restore its default value; about:home You can also check the home page setting in Options/Preferences. Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by \’ \’ (pipe) symbols. You can check the target line in the Firefox desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties) to make sure nothing is appended after the path to the Firefox program. Firefox may repeatedly open new, empty tabs or windows after you click on a link, forcing you to close Firefox. The same untitled tabs or blank windows may open the next time you start Firefox if the previous session is restored. This usually happens because you chose Firefox as the program to always use for a particular action, such as opening a certain type of file or launching an application to send mail. You may be forced to close Firefox if it is repeatedly opening multiple tabs or windows.
Firefox includes a feature that can restore your windows and tabs from the previous session after a crash or unexpected close. The same multiple tabs or windows may start opening when you next start Firefox, forcing you to close Firefox again. If you see a Restore Session ( \” Well, this is embarrassing. \” Sorry. We\’re having trouble getting your pages back. ) page when you restart Firefox, click the button to start a new session and then follow the instructions given below to fix the problem. You may be able to fix the problem by finding the content type that is set to use Firefox and then changing the action, using these steps:. panel. panel, go to the Applications section. If you know which item in the Content Type column is causing the problem, select it. Otherwise, in the Search box, type Use Firefox. The list will display only items that are set to \”Use Firefox\”.
For each problematic content type, select a new action from the menu in the Action column. If you\’re not sure which action to pick, choose Always ask. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you\’ve made will automatically be saved. For general information on content types, see. If the preceding steps didn\’t fix the problem, or if you can\’t find the problematic item in the Applications list, you will have to reset the actions for all content types by manually deleting the file that stores these settings. , click help, click. The Troubleshooting Information tab will open. Under the Application Basics section, click on. A window will open that contains your profile folder. Your profile folder will open. Close Firefox. mimeTypes. rdf handlers. json. Restart Firefox. Share this article: These fine people helped write this article:,. You can help too -.