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In about:config I have set "geo.enabled" to false. -> www.google.com still displays the content in my language, darn.

I went went back to about:config and marked "only show modified preferences" -> to my surprise not only "geo.enabled 1" was displayed but also "permissions.default.geo 2" (though I never touched that one - so I thought they must be linked somehow)

I was curious and reverted "permissions.default.geo" back to default -> now it is set to "0" -> but "geo.enable" is still on "false" (so I am not sure anymore if they are really linked together - which doesnt make sense to me)

Now I don't know if I should leave "permissions.default.geo" on "2" how I found it, or on "0" which is the default. That's why I come here to ask:

==> What are the three states of "permissions.default.geo [0/1/2]" doing and how is it interacting with "geo.enable"?

In about:config I have set "geo.enabled" to false. -> www.google.com still displays the content in my language, darn. I went went back to about:config and marked "only show modified preferences" -> to my surprise not only "geo.enabled 1" was displayed but also "permissions.default.geo 2" (though I never touched that one - so I thought they must be linked somehow) I was curious and reverted "permissions.default.geo" back to default -> now it is set to "0" -> but "geo.enable" is still on "false" (so I am not sure anymore if they are really linked together - which doesnt make sense to me) Now I don't know if I should leave "permissions.default.geo" on "2" how I found it, or on "0" which is the default. That's why I come here to ask: ==> What are the three states of "permissions.default.geo [0/1/2]" doing and how is it interacting with "geo.enable"?

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 /**
  * Predefined return values for the testPermission method and for
  * the permission param of the add method
  * NOTE: UNKNOWN_ACTION (0) is reserved to represent the
  * default permission when no entry is found for a host, and
  * should not be used by consumers to indicate otherwise.
  */
 const uint32_t UNKNOWN_ACTION = 0;
 const uint32_t ALLOW_ACTION = 1;
 const uint32_t DENY_ACTION = 2;
 const uint32_t PROMPT_ACTION = 3;
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BTW: one of the reasons I wanted to disable my IP was that I tried to change the google doodle. So I logged out google. but doesnt matter which VPN country I choose and what I did in about:config and what Firefox language I choose -> the doodle doesn't change, it is always in my language, not in the VPN IP's language or in the Firefox's language.

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The permissions.default.x preferences are the default site permission before you grant or deny a specific site. On the Settings page, if you go to Privacy, Location, and click the Settings button, you'll find a checkbox labeled "Block new requests asking to access your location" which has this effect:

  • [ ] not checked => Sites can trigger a permission request => 0
  • [x] checked => Sites cannot trigger a permission request => 2 -- you can still grant a site permission manually using the Page Info dialog (Ctrl+i, or on Mac, Command+i)

I think a value of 1 means you have granted permission for all sites by default, without an individual request, so that's normally NOT what you want.

geo.enabled controls whether Firefox will perform geolocation for a site even if you granted permission.


None of this is related to your IP address, it only controls precise location based either on GPS or your local Wi-Fi hotpots. If you want to use a different IP address, you generally need to use a VPN.

It's also possible Google determines your preferred language based on either:

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 /**
  * Predefined return values for the testPermission method and for
  * the permission param of the add method
  * NOTE: UNKNOWN_ACTION (0) is reserved to represent the
  * default permission when no entry is found for a host, and
  * should not be used by consumers to indicate otherwise.
  */
 const uint32_t UNKNOWN_ACTION = 0;
 const uint32_t ALLOW_ACTION = 1;
 const uint32_t DENY_ACTION = 2;
 const uint32_t PROMPT_ACTION = 3;