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How do I stop 'Work Offline' from blocking access whenever I log on?

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Whenever I start Firefox, I cannot get access until I 'un-tick' the 'Work Offline' box. This is a serious pain in the you-know-what and is rapidly persuading me to dump Firefox for a more user-friendly browser!! How do I turn it off, permanently?

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Create a new Boolean pref with the name network.manage-offline-status and set the value to false.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the Enter key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website. If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

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Dear col-el,

Thank you very much for your reply, but I regret that I am none the wiser!

I am as 'thick as a brick' as regards computers and don't know what a "Boolean" pref is, to say nothing about finding it so that I can name it _network.manage-offline-status_ and setting its value to _false_.

Please regard me as a complete idiot from the time you receive this reply, and take it from there, just very slowly indeed?

(And thank you in anticipation for your patience!)

Kind regards

John Difford

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Thank you for your assistance, 'cor-el' - now I just need to know how to 'create the new "Boolean" pref' : I opened the "about:config" page, but don't know how to 'create the new "Boolean" pref with name _network.manage-offline-status_'. There is a blank 'Filters' bar near the top of the page but nothing that I type in there works, and the '_network.manage-offline-status_' does not appear in the list beneath, probably because I still have to create it! My apologies for being a pain in the you know what, but I really do appreciate your patience and self-control when handling my stoopid questions! Many thanks. John Difford