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How do I change some and delete some FireFox setup settings?

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See the "troubleshooting Information" below. It is my FireFox setup. I would like to learn more about the settings with a string of asterisks (**********) to the right of the information before I change these options - if possible. Also, I would like to delete the unnecessary Canon printer information with a string of pound/hash symbols (##########) to the right of this information.

Is this possible?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Since I switched from IE8 to FireFox.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 4.0.3.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.2
  • GEPlugin
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.620
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Windows Activation Technologies Plugin for Mozilla
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • npmnqmp 989898989877
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • Citrix ICA Client Plugin (Win32)
  • npdnupdater2
  • npdnu
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

FireFox Setup as of 10/17/2012
Application Basics
Name Firefox
Version 16.0.1
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Profile Folder Show Folder
Enabled Plugins about:plugins
Build Configuration about:buildconfig
Crash Reports about:crashes
Memory Use about:memory
Extensions
Name Version Enabled ID
Garmin Communicator 4.0.3 true {195A3098-0BD5-4e90-AE22-BA1C540AFD1E}
Move Media Player 7 true moveplayer@movenetworks.com
Norton Toolbar 2012.5.7.2 true {2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62}
Norton Vulnerability Protection 11.1.1.5 - 2 true {BBDA0591-3099-440a-AA10-41764D9DB4DB}
DigitalPersona Extension 5.0.0.3790 false otis@digitalpersona.com
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.2.1 false {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
Important Modified Preferences
Name Value
accessibility.blockautorefresh true **********
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar 0
browser.cache.disk.capacity 1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run false
browser.history_expire_days.mirror 180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion 4
browser.search.update false
browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand false **********
browser.startup.homepage http://www.google.com/|http://www.weather.gov/|http://pbskids.org/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID 20121010144125
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone 16.0.1
browser.tabs.loadInBackground false ***********
browser.tabs.warnOnClose false ***********
browser.zoom.full false ***********
extensions.lastAppVersion 16.0.1
general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)
network.cookie.cookieBehavior 1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated true
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate false
places.database.lastMaintenance 1350319987
places.history.enabled false **********
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages 104858
places.last_vacuum 1346362494
print.print_printer Lexmark S300 Series (USB)
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_bgcolor false #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_bgimages false #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_command #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_downloadfonts false #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_edge_bottom 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_edge_left 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_edge_right 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_edge_top 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_evenpages true #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_footercenter #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_footerleft &PT #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_footerright &D #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_headercenter #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_headerleft &T #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_headerright &U #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_in_color true #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_margin_bottom 0.5 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_margin_left 0.5 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_margin_right 0.5 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_margin_top 0.5 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_oddpages true #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_orientation 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_pagedelay 500 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_paper_data 1 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_paper_height 11.00 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_paper_size_type 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_paper_size_unit 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_paper_width 8.50 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_reversed false #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_scaling 1.00 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_shrink_to_fit true #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_to_file false #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_unwriteable_margin_left 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_unwriteable_margin_right 0 #####
print.printer_Canon_Inkjet_MP450_Series.print_unwriteable_margin_top 0 #####
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_bgcolor false
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_bgimages false
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_command
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_downloadfonts false
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_edge_bottom 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_edge_left 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_edge_right 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_edge_top 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_evenpages true
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_footercenter
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_footerleft &PT
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_footerright &D
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_headercenter
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_headerleft &T
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_headerright &U
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_in_color true
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_margin_bottom 0.5
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_margin_left 0.5
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_margin_right 0.5
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_margin_top 0.5
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_oddpages true
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_orientation 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_pagedelay 500
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_paper_data 1
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_paper_height 11.00
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_paper_size_type 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_paper_size_unit 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_paper_width 8.50
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_reversed false
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_scaling 1.00
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_shrink_to_fit true
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_to_file false
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_unwriteable_margin_bottom 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_unwriteable_margin_left 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_unwriteable_margin_right 0
print.printer_Lexmark_S300_Series_(USB).print_unwriteable_margin_top 0
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies false *********
privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads false **********
privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata false **********
privacy.clearOnShutdown.history false **********
privacy.cpd.offlineApps true
privacy.cpd.siteSettings true
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs true ************
privacy.sanitize.promptOnSanitize false ************
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown true ************
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan 0 ************
security.warn_viewing_mixed false ************
Graphics
Adapter Description ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Vendor ID 0x1002
Device ID 0x9480
Adapter RAM 1024
Adapter Drivers atiumd64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Driver Version 8.632.0.0
Driver Date 7-2-2009
Direct2D Enabled Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer. ***************
DirectWrite Enabled false (6.1.7601.17789) ***************
ClearType Parameters ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer. ***********
GPU Accelerated Windows 0. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer. *************
JavaScript
Incremental GC 1
Accessibility
Activated 0
Prevent Accessibility 0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version Version in use
NSPR 4.9.2 4.9.2
NSS 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util 3.13.6.0 3.13.6.0
NSS SSL 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC 3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

philipp
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hello irishTexan, i hope this will help you understand those preferences better:

  • http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility.blockautorefresh
  • browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand = options > tabs > don't load tabs until selected
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground = options > tabs > when i open a link in a new tab switch to it immediately
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose = options > tabs > warn me when closing multiple tabs
  • http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.zoom.full
  • i would only change the prefs starting with places. & privacy. from within the user interface to avoid any unintended consequences: firefox > options > privacy panel
  • you can delete the printer entries, by right-clicking each line & selecting reset, then they will be removed after a restart of the browser
  • security. warn_viewing_mixed; true (default): Display a dialog warning the user when a page has both encrypted and non-encrypted content; false: Opposite of the above
  • and last but not least: the graphics driver warning is pretty self-explanatory, if you want to use hardware acceleration please update your graphics driver, preferably directly from the support section of the AMD website to get the latest version.