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

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 thegeekstuff.com and linux.101hacks.com website automatically in multiple firefox tabs whenever I start the browser.

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  • RajasekharanR March 5, 2010, 5:07 am

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

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

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

    It has: Edit -> Preferences -> General

  • nardi March 8, 2010, 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).

  • jameslee March 10, 2010, 11:46 pm

    nice …thank u.

  • me March 18, 2010, 10:03 am

    windows box?


  • George May 4, 2012, 8:38 am

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

  • iji July 5, 2012, 9:13 am


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

    website1 will be the active tab

  • Dan February 16, 2013, 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” “www.google.com” “www.yahoo.com” “www.bing.com” 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)

  • Dude October 13, 2015, 5:13 pm

    Sweet! worked great, thanks

  • shaun curley February 19, 2016, 6:06 am

    open all the web pages you want as your home pages and go to options(button with 3 horizontal bars) and then preferences, then general. you should see the homepages section at the top. click “use current pages” button and then scroll through the addresses in the box above the afore mention button until you see the “|” . delete the bar and everything after it (which should be the about; preferences drivel). then restart firefox and you should have only the web pages you want and not the preferences tab as well.
    that worked for me.

  • Krishna February 16, 2017, 7:50 am

    Awesome worked like magic

  • Lowell March 29, 2017, 8:26 pm

    My Firefox (ver 52.0.2 (64-bit)) does not have an Options Window. and under Preferences none of the options that you reference are displayed, so your “solution is NOT helpful, only frustrating”