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How do I lockdown certain options in Firefox 10.0.7esr so I can deploy to the enterprise?

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I have some settings in the user.js file and those seem to be working, but I can't lockdown a user from changing the setting for "auto updates". I can set the setting to "never check for updates", but I can't lock it down. How can I lock it down so a user can't change the setting? Our environment is very tight and the user can't install software nor download software from the internet, so we need to lock this setting down.

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The "lockPref" statement I was using in my mozilla.cfg file was not typed correctly. It is a case sensitive command and I didn't have the "P" capitalized. Once I capitalized the "P" it all worked as intended. Thanks for the assistance.

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Hi lockdown

try this : in about:config find app.update.enabled and make it FALSE (just double click on it). Then see how to lock it : Locking preferences.


thank you

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I already have mozilla.cfg file with the setting I want, so tomorrow I will review the URL you sent and see if I can get it to work. Thank you for the information.

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I can not get it to read the the mozilla.cfg file, which is a text file so I created the local-settings.js file with the settings: pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

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

Then when I execute Firefox it says it can't read the configuration file and exits. So I take out the first line in the local-settings.js file above. and then execute Firefox. Firefox starts up but doesn't have any of my settings in the config file.

A previous person that built the install for the 10.0.6esr had put the configuration modifications in a user.js file that gets placed in the user's profile. And this works fine. But I can't seem to get it to recognize the "lockpref" statement.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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can you try it again ? this should work.

see also : CCK Wizard add-on


thank you

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The "lockPref" statement I was using in my mozilla.cfg file was not typed correctly. It is a case sensitive command and I didn't have the "P" capitalized. Once I capitalized the "P" it all worked as intended. Thanks for the assistance.

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you are welcome