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Can I change the day/date format from US (month day year) to UK (date month year)?

When I view databases through Firefox, the date/day format is set at month, day, year (US style), whereas I need day, month, year, I work in the UK and the "wrong" format… (read more)

When I view databases through Firefox, the date/day format is set at month, day, year (US style), whereas I need day, month, year, I work in the UK and the "wrong" format is VERY confusing and could lead to errors/mistakes. IE has that format but I don't want to revert to using that.

Asked by 56Howdy 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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How to push out a dictionary extension to all users in a Citrix environment?

Hi all, As titled I'm looking for a way to push out a Firefox dictionary (specifically English (British) from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/) to… (read more)

Hi all,

As titled I'm looking for a way to push out a Firefox dictionary (specifically English (British) from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/) to all users in a Citrix environment. A global silent installation is absolutely preferable. This is because following a recent installation of Firefox users are reporting that spellchecking is not working, which it seems is due to there being no dictionary to check spelling against with the install.

This is in a corporate environment, running XenApp 6.5 hosted desktops from several Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 servers, the installed Firefox info can be found below as gathered by the Troubleshooter add-on pulled from the browser in the test environment with the same specs.

So far I have tried the following from this link: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_extensions

"A global installation will install an extension to the application directory rather than within a profile, so it will be available to all users. To perform a global installation you should not activate the .xpi installer file within your Mozilla application. Instead, download and save it to disk and ensure that you close the application completely.

Then follow one of the following options:

   Copy the .xpi file into the <installation directory>\extensions folder. When you start your Mozilla application again, it displays an installation dialog, asking "The following items were found in your Extensions folder. Do you want to install them?" "

Though it seems the <installation directory>\extensions folder no longer exists at the given location. Did find an <instllation directory>\browser\extensions path but seems it does not behave as said here as I did not receive any prompts. I'm hoping this method is still applicable somehow and I am just unaware of how this is currently supposed to be handled, though unsure if it being a dictionary rather than a typical add-on will have any effect on how global installation can be achieved.

Have also looked at http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2268437 which seems a rather crude option, but this would not only include a lot of work doing it on a user-by-user basis, but there are also security restrictions in place to prevent access to users' AppData folders.

Lastly I was looking at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/740545 to push this out through about:config settings and then use the above method to enforce this on the user's end, but did not find anything myself.

Any help/advice/nudges in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by RWell 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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I want to save existing passwords for a reinstall of Firefox

Firefox 14.2.0, Slackware 64-bit 14.1. My user account contains Firefox data from the initial release of Firefox (some years ago). I want to completely remove the Firefox… (read more)

Firefox 14.2.0, Slackware 64-bit 14.1.

My user account contains Firefox data from the initial release of Firefox (some years ago). I want to completely remove the Firefox directory tree and start fresh (there's a lot of stuff in there that I don't give a hoot about and it's getting out of hand). But, I do want to save log in and passwords from the existing installation so I don't have to manually reenter them in a clean install. I don't care about browsing history or download history, just the log in and password data for external sites.

How can I do that?

Also, is there any way to separate browsing history and download history? They are combined in this versions (annoying -- I don't give a hoot about download history). Used to be they were separate, now they're combined.

I don't have any problem manually editing prefs.js if that's what it takes but I'd appreciate a hint or two in the right direction.

Thanks.

Asked by tronayne 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago