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Old 08-20-2009, 02:23 AM   #1
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how I made Firefox use two starting pages at once


I accidentally discovered a strange but interesting practical use for a pipe (|). Recently, I changed my Firefox's starting page. Since then, whenever I open a new Firefox window, two tabs automatically open--the starting page and the search page at my local library (which I had bookmarked). I hardly noticed that at first, but eventually I checked Preferences-->Main. Apparently, it was my intended home page and the library's page, separated by a pipe.
So I understand why I had two starting pages, but have no idea how they both got entered; it's a weird curiosity. It could only be an error, because I didn't do it on purpose and I wouldn't have figured out how. (The computer and especially Firefox have been behaving strangely, so I can see this "just happening.") I haven't used pipes often enough to realize all their possibilities.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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You may have had two tabs open and then selected to use them as your start point. You can do this with multiple tabs - not sure if there's a limit.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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If so, it was an accident.
 
  


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