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Firefox survival guide

Two truths:

  1. Firefox is the only good browser
  2. Firefox fucking sucks

But it's okay. I'm here to help.

Custom new tab page

Mozilla have decided that if you load a .html file from your computer, you're going to die. RIP all website developers who like to test things before they upload I guess. (NB: it's nothing to do with how the default start page contains ads! They only care about your safety!)

To change this, we need to use autoconfig. I got the instructions here :)

In your Program Files/Mozilla Firefox directory, look in the defaults/pref folder. If you don't have an autoconfig.js, you need to make one. Here's the contents of mine:

pref("general.config.filename", "autoconfig.cfg");
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);
pref("general.config.sandbox_enabled", false);

Now, back in the main Program Files/Mozilla Firefox directory, make a file called autoconfig.cfg. Here's mine:

var {classes:Cc,interfaces:Ci,utils:Cu} = Components;
/* set new tab page */
try {
  var newTabURL = "file:///E:/[location of your new home page!!!].html";
  AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;
} catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

Change the part that says [location of your new home page!!!] to the right path. Of course you can change the drive letter too, I just left it to illustrate :)