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Can't restore UI layout from previous profile.
I've just put together a new computer. Fresh install of everything. I wanted to get my firefox up and running as it was before. So, I thought I'd copy over some relevant files from the old profile folder (I have it on a usb stick) to the new one. saved passwords: copied fine bookmarks: copied fine ui/layout: no cigar. I was told it's the localstore.rdf file but it seems to do absolutely nothing when I copy it over; furthermore I can change the layout in my new firefox and it doesn't affect the localstore.rdf file in its profile folder. What gives?
Old install was win7-64, new install is arch-linux-64
I know i have the right folders (at least in theory) because the passwords and bookmarks did copy over correctly and work fine.
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I also read that after FF v34, localstore.rdf was deprecated in favour of xulstore.json
So I copied that over too. Still no dice.
You need the browser.uiCustomization.state pref as saved in the prefs.js file to restore the toolbar layout.
It is best only to recover user_pref() lines that you really need and copy them to the prefs.js file in the current Firefox profile folder. Don't use a user.js file because that way you can't make changes to the customization because the user.js is processed on every Firefox start.