What is the best way to set the homepage so that the end user cant change it?
To whom who can help,
I am attempting to hard code the homepage for Mozilla Firefox so that it opens only a specific page when Mozilla is started. I am aware with how to achieve this by going into the Mozilla settings in the browser, however id like to make this change on a deep configuration level so that it cannot be changed by end users.
I have achieved success with doing it on Google Chrome using a "master preferences" file which was imported into Google Chrome's program files folder and I would like to know if anyone can help me achieve the same with Mozilla. Our end goal is to put this working solution on an image and distribute new computers with pre configured Mozilla settings unchangeable by the end user.
Also, just as background, I have attempted to google the solution or see if there were any configuration files out there I could alter to my liking but I haven't been able to find any.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Our end goal is to put this working solution on an image and distribute new computers with pre configured Mozilla settings unchangeable by the end user.
So what is the homepage you want to hard-code?
Its our company's intranet site.
You can use policies to set the home page.
(moving to Firefox for Enterprise)
Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el
ok. thanks for the additional information.
Unfortunately, i am not exactly on-board with helping you with this endeavor. My rationale is respectfully provided:
Unlike the other browsers that are owned by for-profit corporations, Mozilla is a non-profit.
To this end, FireFox is created by the funds of generous people, organizations and institutions, it is guided by the fundamental principles of "transparency" and "creative commons".
So in effect, your goal is to install a "hijack" on our not-for-profit browser which would then provide some sort of benefit or financial gain for your company.
But do not feel disappointed with my rationale. This is America and we should all be proud of our accomplisments. We should also be very proud of FireFox. It came into existence because certain freedoms were being squashed and or hijacked in America and all over the world.
My suggestion is that if your company does not want people to freely use FireFox on its machines, then do not install it on them.
and is not like the other browsers that are created by and institutions.
I assume you are distributing this to employees of your company?