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I think I'm going to be switching over to Firefox soon (mainly for it's spellcheck lol), I just want to be able to do two things with the tabs that I can in IE.

1. Is there a way to make the tab bar always there, even when a tab isn't open? In IE, you can just click up there to make a new tab.

2. I would like to have a new tab open my homepage automatically, instead of just a blank page.

I found out how to do the main thing I wanted though, which was the bookmark shortcuts (type OCN into address bar, and it goes to OCN).
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Edit > Preferences (or Tools > Preferences depending on what version you're using) to change homepage and any other settings. (It defaults to "blank page"). From that same menu, on the Tabs page, you will be able to always show the tabs bar. Use this addon to add a "New Tab" button to the tab bar, and it should be just like home (only safer, with spell check, usually faster, etc )
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Edit > Preferences (or Tools > Preferences depending on what version you're using) to change homepage and any other settings. (It defaults to "blank page")

From that same menu, on the Tabs page, you will be able to always show the tabs bar.
I looked through the prefrences, but I don't see anything to change the homepage in tabs, just when you open a new browser. .

The tab bar thing was in the options there though, thanks.

(edit) I'm using whatever latest version is on the firefox site.
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/777

That should work if you want to open your default homepage in the new tab - I'm still looking around for a way to set a different page in new tabs.
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/777

That should work if you want to open your default homepage in the new tab - I'm still looking around for a way to set a different page in new tabs.
That will do nicely, thanks!.
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