[K12OSN] Script help

Pete pvdw at criticalcontrol.com
Tue Dec 14 17:52:08 UTC 2004

Mike Lichtenwalner wrote:

> Hi All,
> My teachers have found that the URL does not appear on the top of a 
> printed Firefox page. The problem is that the Firefox preferences are 
> set to start printing .04 inches form the edge of the page, but the 
> printers can't handle that.
> Instead of requiring each user to manually change their settings, I 
> found that if I drop a "user.js" file containing the new 
> default_print_edge settings into each user's home directory, the 
> change will be made on the next launch of Firefox. Cool!
> Could someone provide me with some guidance on writing a script to do 
> distriute the user.js file? The script should probably just copy the 
> file to the correct location in each user's directory and then change 
> the permissions so that the user owns it. The location for user.js is:
> /home/UserName/.mozilla/firefox/default.XYZ/
> (Note that the "XYZ" is a randomly generated 3 alphanumeric string for 
> each user.)
> Thanks!
> Mike

Can't you change the default?
Check out http://www.alain.knaff.lu/~aknaff/howto/MozillaCustomization/cgi/byteshf.cgi for a detailed explanation.


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