How to Set Speed Dial As a Homepage

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How to Set Speed Dial As a Homepage
Set the popular Firefox add-on "Speed Dial" as your home page. (web, Internet image by Paul Laroque from

Speed Dial is a popular Firefox browser add-on inspired by the popular browsing interface in the latest Opera browsers. Speed Dial allows you to set your favourite -- or most visited -- sites and it displays them on a special page every time you load a new tab (by default). With its vast configuration options, Speed Dial also allows you to customise the add-on to appear when you open a new Firefox window, which allows you to set this as your home page.

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Things you need

  • Firefox

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  1. 1

    Download Speed Dial by clicking the green button that says, "Add to Firefox."

  2. 2

    Install the plugin when prompted by clicking the "Install Now" button in the pop-up window.

  3. 3

    Restart Firefox by pressing the "Restart Firefox" button in the pop-up window.

  4. 4

    Check the box marked "Open in New Windows."

  1. 1

    Select "Tools" in the menu bar on top of your screen.

  2. 2

    Select "Add-ons" from the drop down menu.

  3. 3

    Select "Preferences" under the Speed Dial icon.

  4. 4

    Check the boxes beside "Load in Blank New Windows," and "Load in Blank New Tabs."

  5. 5

    Click the red "X" (Windows) or the red circle (Mac) to close the window.

Tips and warnings

  • Speed Dial may not work on newer versions of Firefox.

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