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I have a problem with setting firefox. I made according to the instructions:

Open the Scratchpad, switch to Browser context, and run Services.prefs.getDefaultBranch(null).setCharPref("app.update.url", "http://10.0.80.51/update/update.xml").

Instructions from the page https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Setting_up_an_update_server

The app.update.url entry has changed to the right one. After the browser restart, however, he returned the original. Firefox is still one of the original update servers.

What am I doing wrong?

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I think that method makes a dynamic change but not a persistent one. Is this for deployment to a number of computers? In that case, you might look at the Enterprise articles on how to manage Firefox settings:

https://support.mozilla.org/products/firefox-enterprise/policies-customization-enterprise

If this is just for yourself, try using the about:config preferences editor --

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste app.up and pause while the list is filtered

Your changes here are usually saved in the prefs.js file in your currently active profile folder and persist across sessions.

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Forgot to mention this article, if preference changes do not persist: How to fix preferences that won't save.

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We support changing the update URL in policies.

See:

https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/