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Old 05-31-2007, 04:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation Firefox ignores my homepage...


Hello everyone, since I installed ubuntu last night,firefox ignores my prefrences, i have it set to open my homepage when i start firefox and have the homepage set to yahoo.com, but when i start firefox (and when necessarily telling it not to restore old session) it tries to open a page %u.com fails to load that %u.com page, so what is wrong and what can i do? Any ideas? thanks in advance
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Go to the page you want to set as default and drag the address (in the bar up top) onto the Home icon (The house). It'll ask if you want to set it to default.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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Did that, but still the same thing happens, i installed opera, and it opens the home page i designated there and the %u.com thing every time i start it. Thanks in advance and thanks for the help... but anything else i can try?
 
Old 06-01-2007, 10:51 AM   #4
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Try emtying the cache, and if that doesn't help, move all data in /home/kroekerhome/.mozilla/firefox/ to a different place, restart firefox and you'll see that your running a new profile, the copy back the content of the old profile (i.e. 51c7i2gm.default) to the new one.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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Are you running firefox as root or as a regular user?
 
Old 06-01-2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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The shortcut to firefox happens to be 'firefox %u'.
Maybe it's supposed to pass an url or something, but I found that if you change the shortcut to just plain 'firefox'. Then this will stop.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 05:16 PM   #7
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I removed the %u from the starter command, and now it works correctly, and i did the same thing for opera, the starter command was opera %u, so i took the %u off of it, and it works correctly now too. thanks a lot.
 
  


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