I dont get Firefox I keep getting Ubuntu/google, why

Asked by Laurie Hamer on 2011-09-14

Why when I click the firefox icon do I get the page with google search, what happened to the firefox start page

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 2fd58e2fc5fc9b3fa1be6e2a1f0a6439
CheckboxSystem: 2a6f54df59af338184485e85cbcf0d32
Date: Wed Sep 14 01:41:33 2011
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

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2011-09-14
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2011-09-14
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #1

Thanks, but moving to the answer tracker, as this is a support request rather than a bug. Please use the answer tracker for support requests in future.

Thanks

Can you find a pic of the 'firefox start page'?

Do you mean this:
http://www.google.co.uk/firefox

Laurie Hamer (fetchkitty) said : #3

And how do I get to this answer tracker? I cant find such anything like
that anywhere. Help!

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 08:55 +0000, Chris Coulson wrote:
> Your question #171087 on firefox in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/171087
>
> Chris Coulson posted a new comment:
> Thanks, but moving to the answer tracker, as this is a support request
> rather than a bug. Please use the answer tracker for support requests in
> future.
>
> Thanks
>

Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) said : #4

Use menu option Edit->Preferences. Use the General tab. Enter the URL to your home page in the Home Page text field.

If it used to read about:startpage then a page with a Google search panel in it is the default start page for your version of the browser.

Or use the link I gave.

If the above advice doesn't give you the version of the Firefox Start page that you want, then perhaps you would consider setting http://www.google.com/firefox/ as your home page as a preferable solution to your problem.

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