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With Firefox 3 and older I could lock down the homepage using the instructions on this page:

http://ilias.ca/blog/2005/03/locking-mozilla-firefox-settings/

With Firefox 4 it does not appear to work anymore. Does anyone know how to lock down the homepage with version 4?

Thanks

With Firefox 3 and older I could lock down the homepage using the instructions on this page: http://ilias.ca/blog/2005/03/locking-mozilla-firefox-settings/ With Firefox 4 it does not appear to work anymore. Does anyone know how to lock down the homepage with version 4? Thanks

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cor-el
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Locking prefs should still work in Firefox 4.

Locking prefs should still work in Firefox 4. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences
isuru.nuwan001 0 solutions 1 answers

lock firefox homepage

With Firefox 3 and older I could lock down the homepage using the instructions on this page:

http://ilias.ca/blog/2005/03/locking-mozilla-firefox-settings/

With Firefox 4 it does not appear to work anymore. Does anyone know how to lock down the homepage with version 4?

Thanks

'''lock firefox homepage''' With Firefox 3 and older I could lock down the homepage using the instructions on this page: http://ilias.ca/blog/2005/03/locking-mozilla-firefox-settings/ With Firefox 4 it does not appear to work anymore. Does anyone know how to lock down the homepage with version 4? Thanks
cor-el
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Use the instruction as written in:

Create a file local-settings.js in the defaults\pref folder with this content:

pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg").

Add this line if you want to disable the byte-shifting in mozilla.cfg.

pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

Place the mozilla.cfg file in the main Firefox program folder.

You can use these functions in mozilla.cfg :

defaultPref();  // set new default value
pref(); // set pref, but allow changes
lockPref();  // lock pref, disallow changes
Use the instruction as written in: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences Create a file local-settings.js in the defaults\pref folder with this content: pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"). Add this line if you want to disable the byte-shifting in mozilla.cfg. pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); Place the mozilla.cfg file in the main Firefox program folder. You can use these functions in mozilla.cfg : defaultPref(); // set new default value pref(); // set pref, but allow changes lockPref(); // lock pref, disallow changes
ymz372000 0 solutions 1 answers

To lock down homepage in Firefox 5 (tested, Windows XP):

1) In ...\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\ (folder) using Notepad create file local-settings.js containing following code lines:

pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

Without the last line (general.obscure_value override) it won't work.

2) In ...\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ using Notepad create file mozilla.cfg with following code lines:

//
lockPref("browser.startup.page", 1);
lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", "about:blank");

Without the first code line the homepage setting won't lock. For general.obscure_value >0 mozilla.cfg must be byte-shifted by the specified number of bytes.

Other lock downs can presumably be added, but not tested.

To lock down homepage in Firefox 5 (tested, Windows XP): 1) In ...\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\ (folder) using Notepad create file local-settings.js containing following code lines:<br /> <br /> <pre><nowiki>pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);</nowiki></pre> Without the last line (general.obscure_value override) it won't work. 2) In ...\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ using Notepad create file mozilla.cfg with following code lines:<br /> <br /> <pre><nowiki> // lockPref("browser.startup.page", 1); lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", "about:blank");</nowiki></pre> Without the first code line the homepage setting won't lock. For general.obscure_value >0 mozilla.cfg must be byte-shifted by the specified number of bytes. Other lock downs can presumably be added, but not tested.

Modified by cor-el