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Enforcing blank page (against group policy)

Hi, I work for a large corporation. My employer enforces an annoying policy that when loading Firefox it defaults to the corporate intranet. This is really slow and hampe… (read more)

Hi, I work for a large corporation. My employer enforces an annoying policy that when loading Firefox it defaults to the corporate intranet. This is really slow and hampers my productivity big time as I very often (re)load Firefox. Especially when in video sharing calls with customers this is extremely annoying as I'm working 99.9 % from home on a lousy VPN bandwidth.

Can I enforce somehow that Firefox loads a blank page by default, essentially overriding the group policy ? e.g. by using the command line when clicking on the Firefox icon in Windows 10 ?

      or via a batch file or some other way which can improve this situation ?

The installed version of FF is 78.8.0esr (64-bits), should be latest.

Your support is most welcome ! Cordially Yours, Jean.

Asked by jean_R 2 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

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Firefox local update server

Hello, I have a Firefox update server in local lan servicing updates through .MAR files. Internet disconnected machines are upgrading Firefox using the internal update se… (read more)

Hello, I have a Firefox update server in local lan servicing updates through .MAR files. Internet disconnected machines are upgrading Firefox using the internal update server while internet connected machines are upgrading directly from Mozilla (aus5). The GPO to set the UpdateUrl is the same and the local server is the same so I guess there is something else to check or configure but I can't find any solution.

Off-line machine: 60.6.3--> BuildID:20190507003026 60.9.0--> BuildID:20190901094603-->from internal webserver 68.2.0--> BuildID:20191016163237-->from internal webserver 68.5.0--> BuildID:20200206211857-->from internal webserver 68.9.0--> BuildID:20200527211442-->from internal webserver 78.1.0--> BuildID:20200722151235-->from internal webserver

On-line machine: 60.6.3--> BuildID:20190507003026 60.9.0--> BuildID:20190901094603-->from Mozilla 68.11.0-->BuildID:20200720181548-->from Mozilla


Thank you in advance.

Red.

Asked by Red 9 months ago

Answered by Red 9 months ago

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[Corporate Environment] Default Search-Engine via Setting (about:config) in Package

Hi all, we are using Firefox for more than 5000 users in our corporating. We deliver Firefox via SCCM packages to clients and include a config file for setting a few (fix… (read more)

Hi all,

we are using Firefox for more than 5000 users in our corporating. We deliver Firefox via SCCM packages to clients and include a config file for setting a few (fix) settings for all users. We do not use GPO (Group Policies) for Firefox.

Now our issue: we want to have a initial state, so that Ecosia becomes default search engine (changeable). There were a lot of different parameters for about:config (and cfg-File) for setting an initial or fix search engine (such as browser.search.defaultenginename), but all of them are deprecated (due to maleware/adware issues?).

All I find now is the parameter named browser.search.searchEnginesUR, but it only retrieves a central URL with a list of search engines.

So I thought about these possible solutions: - Finding an other parameter to control the default search engine (or Addon, or GPO,...) - or: Creating an own (hosted) search engines list with Ecosia on top level (first entry).


Thank you so much in advance! Best Regards, Yannick Wickum

Asked by Yannick Wickum 10 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 9 months ago

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For the love of god how do you disable first-run (welcome) page????

Hi I am looking for a way to disable the Firefox Welcome Page on first run, via script, or registry or config file, I have it coming up on over 1000 Windows 10 pc's runni… (read more)

Hi I am looking for a way to disable the Firefox Welcome Page on first run, via script, or registry or config file, I have it coming up on over 1000 Windows 10 pc's running Firefox 64 bit 78.02

I have tried many things and nothing I have done seems to suppress the welcome page.

I tried setting all to blank and none have worked

startup.homepage_welcome_url

startup.homepage_welcome_url.additional

startup.homepage_override_url

Also I have tried in the Policies.json file the following. The welcome page still comes up.

{

   "policies": {
       "OverrideFirstRunPage": "",
       "OverridePostUpdatePage": ""
   }

}

Asked by CLIVEBUCKWHEAT 9 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 9 months ago