FireFox Start Page Trick

FireFox LogoI learned a little trick today if you are a FireFox user, then this will save a bunch of time. You see, I’m one of those people who constantly checks their stats. I learned this little Start Page trick for FireFox which saves me a boatload of time. I’m sure you’ll love it.

Here it is… You can set MULTIPLE start pages in FireFox.

Let’s say you want Google, Yahoo Mail, Gmail and your shopping cart stats to open in multiple tabs each time you click on the “home” button in your browser.

Here’s how you do it…

Click on Tools the Option in FireFox. You’ll see this screen.

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In the “Home Page” field you would put the URLs you want to open in NEW tabs when you click on “Home”.

ie.) http://www.google.com/|http://www.firefox.com

The key is the pipe between the two URLs. This is the key when you shift on the backspace key.

Enter the full URLs with the pipe in between each URL and then click “OK”.

Your done.

Hope this helps.

9 Comments

  1. Sharmila Gopirajan on November 16, 2006 at 3:18 am

    Hi armand,
    I was looking for this .. Thanks.. Nice piece of work..



  2. wizcoder on November 23, 2006 at 3:57 am

    cool tip. definitely useful



  3. Ken Chandler on November 23, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    I find this extremely useful I have at an average 10 to 15 tabs open at any given time. I rarely close my tabs unless I do an upgrade .That way I have all my favorite pages there when I sit down at the pc. Now I can close them and retrieve any time I want Thanks for the valuable tip.



  4. Daniel on November 23, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    Armand, not bad, but there’s a simpler solution. Just get an extension called session saver. It saves all your tabs from when you last used firefox. There are also other extension which include session saver and have other cool features. Google: “firefox extension” and you’ll find it



  5. Mitch on November 27, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    This is a great tip for when you first open up Firefox. I’m going to test it, but I’m wondering if, since I sometimes tend to close certain tabs, if I click on the “home” button if it’ll open up all those tabs again. Should be interesting to find out; thanks for the tip.



  6. Dave on November 27, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    Hey Armand,

    Thanks & keep the posts coming – always interested to hear what you’re up to & where you think online is headed.

    Cheers.



  7. Steven on December 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Armand,

    He has been sometimes didnt hear from you. Thanks for the quick and simple tip on firefox.

    Firefox Rock!



  8. Ken Chandler on January 7, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    After playing with this I discovered I could just open any page that I wanted and as many as I wanted. I had about 18 different tabs open at one time. I then went to tools/option and on the general tab click the button that says use current pages Page “s” being the key. It will save all the url`s without having to add them manually. Drawback to this is if you hit Home while having all the pages open it will open additional tabs with all the pages again. Still overall the function is quite handy



  9. Pebbles on August 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I think it’s easier to open all the sites you want as your home pages in separate tabs and then select the “Use Current Pages” button. The addresses and pipes automatically appear.