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Turn on menu bar automatically

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I'm doing mass rollouts of Firefox, so I'm trying to do everything either from a command line or programatically so I have the same setup for each install regardless of the person that did the install.

I want to have the Menu bar turned on by default, and although I see how to turn it on manually, there must be some way to turn it on as part of the install which I'm missing. How would I do this?

I'm doing mass rollouts of Firefox, so I'm trying to do everything either from a command line or programatically so I have the same setup for each install regardless of the person that did the install. I want to have the Menu bar turned on by default, and although I see how to turn it on manually, there must be some way to turn it on as part of the install which I'm missing. How would I do this?

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jscher2000
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Toolbar customizations are stored in the localstore.rdf file in the individual user's profile. However, someone might know of another way (other than bundling in a modified localstore.rdf file) to trigger that change.

Toolbar customizations are stored in the localstore.rdf file in the individual user's profile. However, someone might know of another way (other than bundling in a modified localstore.rdf file) to trigger that change.

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Is there a way to programmatic-ally change the localstore.rdf?

I'm I right in thinking that the line

<RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#toolbar-menubar"
                   autohide="false" />

Is the one I need to change?

Thanks!

Is there a way to programmatic-ally change the localstore.rdf? I'm I right in thinking that the line <pre><nowiki><RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#toolbar-menubar" autohide="false" /></nowiki></pre> Is the one I need to change? Thanks!

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jscher2000
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I think you are correct, when I show/hide the menu bar, the autohide parameter is what is changed.

I think the menu bar state is set dynamically either during install or first start up, because (at least around the time of Firefox 4) Windows XP gets the menu bar while Windows Vista and later get the orange Firefox button.

Not sure how best to override that. An extension??

I think you are correct, when I show/hide the menu bar, the autohide parameter is what is changed. I think the menu bar state is set dynamically either during install or first start up, because (at least around the time of Firefox 4) Windows XP gets the menu bar while Windows Vista and later get the orange Firefox button. Not sure how best to override that. An extension??