How to Open Multiple Websites (tabs) in Firefox during Startup?

by Ramesh Natarajan on March 5, 2010

Question: How do I set multiple home pages in firefox? i.e I would like to open more than one website automatically when the firefox starts.

Answer: Please follow the steps mentioned below to open multiple tabs in Firefox during startup.

Step 1: Go to Firefox Options Window

Go to: Tools menu -> Option menu-item -> Main Tab.

Step 2: Set two websites in Home Page Field – delimited by |

  • Set the ‘When the firefox starts’ drop-down to ‘Show my home page’
  • Enter multiple websites delimited by | (pipe symbol) as shown below.

Step 3: Restart firefox browser

Save the options and restart the firefox, which will automatically open both the website mentioned in the Home page now. In this example, it will open both and website automatically in multiple firefox tabs whenever I start the browser.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RajasekharanR March 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

OR you can make use of the “use current pages” button just below that…….

2 Chris F.A. Johnson March 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

My firefox doesn’t have: Tools menu -> Option menu-item -> Main Tab.

It has: Edit -> Preferences -> General

3 nardi March 8, 2010 at 3:42 am

Instead of restarting the browser you could press (optionally Ctrl+t for new tab and) Alt+Home for openning your home page(s). I’m not sure about default behavior, but my firefox will never open homepage while started as it holds previous session and there are always some pages from the last time that will be loaded instead of homepage (in my case).

4 jameslee March 10, 2010 at 11:46 pm

nice …thank u.

5 me March 18, 2010 at 10:03 am

windows box?


6 George May 4, 2012 at 8:38 am

Not very usefull, I want the pages to start ONLY at startup, not each time I press the home button

7 iji July 5, 2012 at 9:13 am


path2firefox http://website1/ http://website2/ etc.

website1 will be the active tab

8 Dan February 16, 2013 at 12:10 am

Here’s how I did it for windows:
1. Right click the firefox icon (on the desktop). 2. Select properties. 3. Under the Shortcut tab enter: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” “” “” “” 4. Click OK. 5. You can pin this icon to the task bar.
Note: You can put as many start pages as you want (just put quotation marks around each one). Set your home page to whatever you like. Firefox will open to Google, Yahoo and Bing, but when you click home, only your home page will open. (Instead of all three tabs re-opening)

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