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is there a complete list of config entries?

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today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF seems to somehow kept them in his "memory" and they working fine. i tried to create them manually but FF doesn't recognize them.

these are the config entries in question: browser.tabs.animate browser.fullscreen.animate

so i want to know if there is a complete list by Mozilla of all config entries so i can take a look.

today i created a new profile to FF to start over. i noticed that some config settings i set a few years ago (and kept them with each upgrade) no longer work/exist. FF seems to somehow kept them in his "memory" and they working fine. i tried to create them manually but FF doesn't recognize them. these are the config entries in question: browser.tabs.animate browser.fullscreen.animate so i want to know if there is a complete list by Mozilla of all config entries so i can take a look.

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Did you toggle toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled to false on the about:config page like I posted above?

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cor-el
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No. There is no complete list. Such a list would be unmaintainable because of constant changes and differences between Firefox versions. Some prefs are hidden and appear only when you create them yourself.


A lot of animation prefs have been moved to one single pref named toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled that covers them all.

No. There is no complete list. Such a list would be unmaintainable because of constant changes and differences between Firefox versions. Some prefs are hidden and appear only when you create them yourself. ---- A lot of animation prefs have been moved to one single pref named toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled that covers them all. *[/questions/1173145] about:config browser.fullscreen.animateUp has no effect
jscher2000
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The list in about:config is fairly complete, but of course, without detailed explanations.

The source code file which has a lot of the preferences also is light on the explanations:

https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-release/source/modules/libpref/init/all.js

The mozillaZine Knowledge Base has articles on a lot of longstanding preferences.

I generally throw the preference name into a search engine when I need to learn more about it. If that doesn't work, then I'll try the source code site.

The list in about:config is fairly complete, but of course, without detailed explanations. The source code file which has a lot of the preferences also is light on the explanations: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-release/source/modules/libpref/init/all.js The mozillaZine Knowledge Base has articles on a lot of longstanding preferences. I generally throw the preference name into a search engine when I need to learn more about it. If that doesn't work, then I'll try the source code site.

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oh ok, i understand.

and i liked the "browser.tabs.animate" because of the animation when i create a new tab. i have a rather old and slow pc and more animations, mean slower response.

oh ok, i understand. and i liked the "browser.tabs.animate" because of the animation when i create a new tab. i have a rather old and slow pc and more animations, mean slower response.
cor-el
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Did you toggle toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled to false on the about:config page like I posted above?

Did you toggle toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled to false on the <b>about:config</b> page like I posted above?

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O.M.G you're a lifesaver. i looked at the source page but it's too long and i don't understand most of them or they aren't obvious.

i googled about "toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled" and i saw some nice stuff. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1366060#c3

thank you :D

O.M.G you're a lifesaver. i looked at the source page but it's too long and i don't understand most of them or they aren't obvious. i googled about "toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled" and i saw some nice stuff. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1366060#c3 thank you :D