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Firefox Start Page Preference Cannot be Changed


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:(Greetings Friends:

I have an XP Pro SP3 computer using Firefox 3.0.5. Recently, whenever I start Firefox, it opens to the page(s) I was using before I closed it, despite the fact that I set it to open on a blank page. I've set the preferences to "when firefox starts show a blank page" but it wont work; it always reverts to the pages I was using before closed. I've checked the "about:config" page and it's set appropriately. I've checked all my virus software and nothing is set to "protect" the home page. This only happens with Firefox. I also have IE and Opera and they seem unaffected.

I've run all the virus scan noted in this forum and others and nothing found.

Help!

Thanks.

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I created a "test" new profile and the problem has disappeared. So there must be something in my original profile that's messing with my settings. Now the challenge is to migrate my user.js, about:config settings, passwords etc. from the old profile to the new (without the offending item(s). Any advice?

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There is a program or add-on to copy your profile settings for Firefox.

There is this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_settin...o_a_new_profile

and this one: http://www.borngeek.com/firefox/profile-tutorial/

Not sure where I saw it since I've not actually used it myself, but did see one the other day, just don't recall where now.

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Great, glad to hear that.

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The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply the instructions from this thread to your own machine. Please start a new thread describing your issue and someone will be along to assist you.

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