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I have a ubuntu live cd. everytime i restart it, obviously it wipes the changes. so every time i start up firefox i get the first run web page as well as another tab with my home page.

I do not have access to a gui interface to chge this setting.

is there a preferences file that i can add a command in to disable this first run web page?

I have a ubuntu live cd. everytime i restart it, obviously it wipes the changes. so every time i start up firefox i get the first run web page as well as another tab with my home page. I do not have access to a gui interface to chge this setting. is there a preferences file that i can add a command in to disable this first run web page?

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You need a file user.js in the /defaults/profile folder in the Firefox installation folder or in the Firefox Profile Folder with a pref to ignore updates.

See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone Value: ignore

user_pref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone", "ignore");


If there is no profile folder then you will also get the import wizard.

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/etc/firefox-3.0/profiles/prefs.js

i added user_pref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone", "ignore"); and it still came up with the first run page.