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[Approved] Warning about making changes and what changes can be undone (was: Disabling Add-ons Isn't Permanent)

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  1. Jack 3 posts
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    Hi,

    Shouldn't the part about Disabling add-ons in the Safe Mode Window have a note saying it's not permanent (you can just re-enable them)?

    Jack

    Hi, Shouldn't the part about Disabling add-ons in the Safe Mode Window have a note saying it's not permanent (you can just re-enable them)? Jack
  2. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    I agree. In fact, the warning should be changed to say that some of these changes cannot be undone, along the lines of:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode#Safe_Mode_options (Quote:)

    When you select any of these options and click the "Make changes and restart" button, Firefox <snip> will restart in normal mode with the selected changes. Warning: These changes will remain in effect in subsequent browser sessions. Some of these changes cannot be reversed.
    • Disable all add-ons - Disables all themes and extensions; starting in Firefox 3.5, this option also disables all installed plugins. You can use "Tools -> Add-ons" to selectively re-enable them when you restart Firefox <snip>.
    • Reset toolbars and controls <snip> - Removes any Toolbar customizations you may have made via the "Customize Toolbar" dialog. Also restores default window size/position and tree sort order and resolves various localstore corruption issues. Warning: Unless you made a backup copy of "localstore.rdf", this change cannot be reversed without re-customizing your toolbars.
    • Delete all bookmarks except for backups <snip> - Replaces your bookmarks with the default set of bookmarks (your browsing history is left intact). If you select this option and want to undo the change, you will need to restore your bookmarks from backup.
    • Reset all user preferences to (Firefox <snip>) defaults - Resets any user-set preferences to the default values (except for those set in the optional "user.js" file) and restores the default theme. Warning: This change cannot be reversed unless you made a backup copy of the "prefs.js" file. Does not affect any "userChrome.css" or "userContent.css" changes.
    • Restore default search engines - Adds back all of the default search engines included with your version of Firefox <snip> if some are missing. It does not remove any added search engines and you can later remove any unwanted search engines that were added back.
    I agree. In fact, the warning should be changed to say that '''some''' of these changes cannot be undone, along the lines of: <br> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode#Safe_Mode_options ('''Quote:''') <blockquote> When you select any of these options and click the "Make changes and restart" button, Firefox <snip> will restart in normal mode with the selected changes. '''Warning:''' These changes will remain in effect in subsequent browser sessions. '''Some of these changes cannot be reversed.''' *'''Disable all add-ons''' - Disables all themes and extensions; starting in Firefox 3.5, this option also disables all installed plugins. You can use "Tools -> Add-ons" to selectively re-enable them when you restart Firefox <snip>. *'''Reset toolbars and controls''' <snip> - Removes any Toolbar customizations you may have made via the "Customize Toolbar" dialog. Also restores default window size/position and tree sort order and resolves various localstore corruption issues. '''Warning: Unless you made a backup copy of "localstore.rdf", this change cannot be reversed without re-customizing your toolbars.''' *'''Delete all bookmarks except for backups''' <snip> - Replaces your bookmarks with the default set of bookmarks (your browsing history is left intact). If you select this option and want to undo the change, you will need to restore your bookmarks from backup. *'''Reset all user preferences to''' ('''Firefox''' <snip>) '''defaults''' - Resets any user-set preferences to the default values (except for those set in the optional "user.js" file) and restores the default theme. '''Warning: This change cannot be reversed unless you made a backup copy of the "prefs.js" file.''' Does not affect any "userChrome.css" or "userContent.css" changes. *'''Restore default search engines''' - Adds back all of the default search engines included with your version of Firefox <snip> if some are missing. It does not remove any added search engines and you can later remove any unwanted search engines that were added back. </blockquote>
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  3. Jack 3 posts
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    Yes, that's much better for anyone non-technical. But maybe the part about the Bookmark backups should be a bit clearer, i.e. :

    If you've saved any bookmarks after the last backup, restoring the defaults will erase those changes, so it's advisable to make a manual backup before using this option (link to: "Backing up and restoring bookmarks").

    Yes, that's much better for anyone non-technical. But maybe the part about the Bookmark backups should be a bit clearer, i.e. : If you've saved any bookmarks after the last backup, restoring the defaults will erase those changes, so it's advisable to make a manual backup before using this option (link to: "Backing up and restoring bookmarks").
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  4. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    I made a revision to the article based on the above. It needs review.

    I made a revision to the article based on the above. It needs review.
  5. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    (Bump) I made revisions to the article on Nov 23 that are still waiting for review.

    (Bump) I made revisions to the article on Nov 23 that are still waiting for review.
  6. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    (For the record)

    Revision id: 18777
    Created: Nov 23, 2011 10:54:54 AM
    Creator: AliceWyman
    Reviewed: Yes
    Ready for localization: Yes
    Reviewed: Dec 22, 2011 2:51:22 PM
    Reviewed by: Verdi
    Is approved? Yes
    Is current revision? Yes
    
    (For the record) Revision id: 18777 Created: Nov 23, 2011 10:54:54 AM Creator: AliceWyman Reviewed: Yes Ready for localization: Yes Reviewed: Dec 22, 2011 2:51:22 PM Reviewed by: Verdi Is approved? Yes Is current revision? Yes