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Change Home screen to Last tab in Firefox on Android

The Firefox browser offers a feature to customize the homepage or start page. However, it cannot set a site address to load at the app launch. Instead, we can choose the Last tab option to open the last closed tab.

To change the start page in the Firefox app, you need to visit the Homepage settings and choose the Opening Screen option to the Last tab.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Change the Opening Screen to the Last tab option

As mentioned, we cannot set a default homepage in the browser. However, the last active tab can be reopened when we launch the browser. Here are the steps to configure:

  1. Open the Firefox app and tap More vertical 3-dots icon for the menu list.
  2. Select the Settings menu and open Homepage settings.
  3. Scroll to the Opening Screen section and choose the Last tab radio button.
    change homepage URL on Firefox for Android

Now, to make the homescreen or start screen work:

  1. Visit your preferred website (say
  2. Close the Firefox app on your phone.
  3. Relaunch the browser app.

It will open the last closed website (i.e., at the start page.

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Note: If you close the browser tabs before closing the app, this workaround will not work.

Bottom Line

With the mentioned workaround, you can enable the last tab to display when you launch the Firefox app.

Apart from this, you can always bookmark your favorite websites and access them easily. Or you can add the link to the homescreen using Add to shortcuts option.

Add to Shortcuts menu in Firefox Android

Fortunately, the feature change to the homepage URL is available on the computer browser. You can utilize the feature to set a default homepage URL that will open when you launch the Firefox browser.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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