Firefox has changed the configuration and I can not get duckduckgo any time that i open a new tab

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 3 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 3 years and 1 month ago
Hello;

From last week, Firefox has changed the way that you can configurate a new tab's url and I can not find out the way to choose duckduckgo as the adress in every tab that I open. Can you help me? I used to write about:config, and then I used to changed the new tab url just by writting https:www.duckduckgo.com. Now, even if I write this, Firefox does not allow me to see the duckduckgo website when I open a new tab.
I hope you can help me.

Thank you

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anonymous
Have you tried choosing DDG in the little search bar? (the one next the URL bar)
That should be enough.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 1 month ago Link
duckduckian
Have you checked out in firefox or DDG support?
posted by duckduckian 3 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
Thank you but I prefer to have ddg any time I open a new tab.

posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 days ago Link
duckduckian
I used it for DDG in my computer. You just drag the duckduckgo.com tab to firefox's home button and it changes your page every time you open a new tab. If you need any further information check the link https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how...
posted by duckduckian 3 years and 6 days ago Link
anonymous
Actually, Mozilla changed the configuration of the new tab. Because many companies were taking advantage of it, Mozilla decided to block users of editing such configuration. According to Soren Hentzschel :
"With Firefox 41 (and higher), it's no longer possible to customize the page shown in a new tab via changing the preference browser.newtab.url in about.config. Because of the fact that hijackers abused the preference in the past, Mozilla decided to remove it (see bug 1118285). Fortunately, by removing it, Mozilla also introduced a new API to bring this functionality back to life as an add-on. This add-on allows the user to choose a certain page in a new tab."

For such reason, he created this add-on New Tab Override (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...)
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 6 days ago Link
MyUser
What?!! I'm outraged!! That setting was always a great way to give family members Christmas presents and wish them happy birthday!

Thanks for the add-on, I'll check it out!
posted by MyUser 3 years and 5 days ago Link