Søg i Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

What is the "geo.provider.ms-windows-location" preference for?

  • 3 svar
  • 1 har dette problem
  • 47 visninger
  • Seneste svar af MartyJames

more options

I take my privacy very seriously and have disabled a large number of Firefox features which erode my privacy, including geo.enabled, dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled, dom.battery.enabled, and many more.

Today I've just found a setting I've never noticed before which makes me really nervous: geo.provider.ms-windows-location

Can anyone please tell me what this does? Is it new? Why doesn't Mozilla have a page/resource explaining what all the preferences do and how to use them?

Valgt løsning

It's there since years (literally). And it doesn't do anything when geo.enabled is off.

Windows 7 location API is just an abstraction to uniformly talk to underlying sensors. Sensor drivers could include device drivers like GPS, but they would also have to cover other data sources like WiFi or GeoIP databases.

Windows 7 itself doesn't ship with any default sensor drivers. The only thing you might get is a default position specified by the user.

Læs dette svar i sammenhæng 👍 1

Alle svar (3)

more options

There are prefs for platform specific location services. For Windows this is geo.provider.ms-windows-location.

You will always ask for permission in case a website want to use a geo location service.

See also:

Nyttig?

more options

Valgt løsning

It's there since years (literally). And it doesn't do anything when geo.enabled is off.

Windows 7 location API is just an abstraction to uniformly talk to underlying sensors. Sensor drivers could include device drivers like GPS, but they would also have to cover other data sources like WiFi or GeoIP databases.

Windows 7 itself doesn't ship with any default sensor drivers. The only thing you might get is a default position specified by the user.

Nyttig?

more options

Thank you both, this is great information. You should be able to just click on preferences to see tooltips explaining these kind of details. I'm going to send feedback to Mozilla about this.

Thank you, once again, for your time, and for taking the trouble to help people on this forum. Bless you :-)

Nyttig?

Stil et spørgsmål

Du skal logge ind på din konto for at svare på et indlæg. Start et nyt spørgsmål, hvis du ikke har en konto endnu.