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Author Topic: My Firefox Home Page is BING?  (Read 3587 times)

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My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« on: December 23, 2010, 09:43:15 PM »
I just opened up a new Firefox instance and managed to get this:

Screenshot - 2010-12-24 , 2_40_08 PM.pngMy Firefox Home Page is BING?

WTF?

I like my about:blank page...
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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 10:17:01 PM »
Tickler?


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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 08:47:26 AM »
Sounds like you just got punked by whoever (iat?) is redirecting to Hostworks Pty's MSN portal.

If you're at work when this happened, there's a chance your employer has started filtering and redirecting HTTP web requests originating on its network. I got a rash of trouble tickets a few weeks ago from the employees of a client who clamped down big time on office web browsing  - and neglected to tell anybody (including us) they were going to do so. (I asked why, and they said the software vendor suggested they not say anything at first in order to "find out who was making the most noise about it." I guess they believed that anybody who complained was very likely misusing the company's network. How's that for logic? Very bad policy, as well as just being plain stupid IMHO.)

If not @work, there's a discussion and fix posted at Microsoft Answers. Link here. Take a look at the last two posts. It's journeyman level stuff, so you've probably figured it out already.

Luck!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 08:53:26 AM »
Thanks 40Hz.

I'm at home, and my normal home page is about:blank, so it's simply bizarre. I can't be bothered to look into it though. Working on some imaging software now and that's more fun. :) Just figured I'd mention it here to see if it rang any bells for anyone.

Oh well.
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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 01:56:30 PM »
WinPatrol has an option to detect changes to IE home and search settings. If they are changing FF it's likely they try to change IE also.


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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 10:32:25 AM »
I just opened up a new Firefox instance and managed to get this:
 (see attachment in previous post)
WTF?

I like my about:blank page...

What's that bar on the left?

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 10:33:24 AM »
I just opened up a new Firefox instance and managed to get this:
 (see attachment in previous post)
WTF?

I like my about:blank page...

What's that bar on the left?

Vertical tab bar.

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 11:54:45 AM »
^ The only extensions I found were verttabbar and vertical tabbar, and neither of them look like that... link?

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 12:26:59 PM »
Oh, I think he's using Tab Kit.

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2010, 08:12:58 PM »
Oh, I think he's using Tab Kit.

Yes. It's quite nice.
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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 09:09:02 PM »
i'm used to using tab mix plus... I see that it's not compatible with it.  did you ever use it, and which would you say is better?

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2010, 09:59:16 PM »
maybe this will help

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninemsn

could be a recent update to your browser

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2010, 01:09:50 AM »
i'm used to using tab mix plus... I see that it's not compatible with it.  did you ever use it, and which would you say is better?

I use Tab Kit too, and primarily because it does a lot of the stuff I would have used Tab Mix Plus for, but unlike Tab Mix, it's compatible with most other extensions. Tab Mix Plus has a long history and reputation for not playing well with other things, and I didn't want to take a chance that it would break stuff I want to use.

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Re: My Firefox Home Page is BING?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 05:27:06 PM »
I like tab utilities-

https://addons.mozil...firefox/addon/59961/

Working great still at 3.6.13.
Updated frequently as well.