New Tab URL - Firefox 41 +

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
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#1
I just gleaned this from the Mozilla Forums:

New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement)

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.

Note from me, just go into Add-ons and you can enter the URL in "More" or "Options" in the above add-on. Also note that it's rather fussy now so if the URL is a secure one don't forget the 's' after the http or else it wont work.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#2
There really was no cleaner way of doing this? How odd..
 

Ex_Brit

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#3
I agree.