X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

منتدى الدعم

Will this change be reflected in all of my FF browsers logged into my account?

Posted

I had to change my Firefox settings through this strange and complicated way in the about.config area. Will this change be reflected in all of my FF browsers logged into my account?

I had to change my Firefox settings through this strange and complicated way in the about.config area. Will this change be reflected in all of my FF browsers logged into my account?
Quote

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:71.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/71.0

More Information

evhenry
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Administrator
33 solutions 190 answers

Helpful Reply

The about:config setting aren't synced between browsers, unfortunately. Whatever you're adjusting on one you'll have to do for the others manually.

The about:config setting aren't synced between browsers, unfortunately. Whatever you're adjusting on one you'll have to do for the others manually.
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote

Question owner

Thanks for the info. The setting I had to change was, clicking on links would stay in current tab. Maybe this should be in the settings area. Putting this option in the settings would have helped me. Maybe it can help others also.

Thanks for the info. The setting I had to change was, clicking on links would stay in current tab. Maybe this should be in the settings area. Putting this option in the settings would have helped me. Maybe it can help others also.
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8838 solutions 72234 answers

What strange and complicated thing did you change??

** Disclaimer: The following is my understanding, but I have not tested it myself. **

I would say "it depends."

Many standard preferences that have corresponding settings in the user interface (for example, the Options page) should sync if Preference sync'ing is enabled. To see which ones are set to sync, try this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste prefs.sync and pause while the list is filtered

The ones that have a value of true will sync. For example:

If

services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.startup.homepage

is true, the value of

browser.startup.homepage

should sync.

Let's say you need to have a different homepage in different installations of Firefox. In that case, you can double-click the services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.startup.homepage preference to switch it to false so the browser.startup.homepage preference does not sync.

Make sense?

Unfortunately, I don't think you can create new

services.sync.prefs.sync.whatever

preferences to sync whatever you like. Firefox probably will ignore those.

''What strange and complicated thing did you change??'' '''** Disclaimer: The following is my understanding, but I have not tested it myself. **''' I would say "it depends." Many standard preferences that have corresponding settings in the user interface (for example, the Options page) should sync if Preference sync'ing is enabled. To see which ones are set to sync, try this: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''prefs.sync''' and pause while the list is filtered The ones that have a value of '''true''' will sync. For example: If '''services.sync.prefs.sync.<u>browser.startup.homepage</u>''' is true, the value of '''browser.startup.homepage''' should sync. Let's say you need to have a different homepage in different installations of Firefox. In that case, you can double-click the '''services.sync.prefs.sync.<u>browser.startup.homepage</u>''' preference to switch it to false so the '''browser.startup.homepage''' preference does not sync. Make sense? Unfortunately, I don't think you can create new services.sync.prefs.sync.''whatever'' preferences to sync whatever you like. Firefox probably will ignore those.
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
اطرح سؤالا

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.