I use my mac by finger/muscle memory and so the new version of Firefox is really aggravating. I found the preferences setting that turns reloading previous tabs back on (the update turned that off) but now I don't seem to have the option for new tabs/windows to be truly blank - they seem to have a Firefox search page that captures the input cursor in the search box and not in the address bar and so when I type a partial URL and hit enter (I look at the keyboard to type) it no longer takes me to the completion of the partial URL I typed and leads to a list of hits instead. I have done the following search in ixquick (https and no google datamining) but cannot work out the answer:
How do I get Firefox 30.0 on OSX to load new tabs as BLANK pages with the cursor in the address bar?
ETA: Further investigation reveals that is it new WINDOWS and not new TABS that are doing the annoying thing. Looks like I will have to do ⌘*+N, ⌘+T to open a new window and then immediately a new tab and then later close the first, unused tab.
* The cmd key on a mac OSX keyboard is shown in the userpic used for this post, discussed here on wikipedia and the HTML code ⌘ displays its character, ⌘.
P.S. I wish I still had the photoshop CS* suite and/or knew how to resize animated GIFs and make this image's background transparent in GIMP or something else…