[K12OSN] Setting proxy for Firefox 3 all users *ARRRGGGHHH* This old chestnut again :-)

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Thu Sep 4 13:42:14 UTC 2008

David Hopkins wrote:
>> /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/profile/prefs.js
>> /usr/lib64/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/profile/prefs.js
>> /usr/lib64/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/preferences/firefox.js
>> /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/preferences/firefox.js
> On all my ltsp servers, I edited the
> /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/preferences/firefox.js file and added
> all the proxy related changes (about 22 lines I think).  Does the
> local prefs.js override the default?  If so, could you use a login
> script to automatically add those 22 lines to each user's prefs.js on
> login? (or just delete the user's prefs.js and force it to be
> recreated from the defaults?)
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
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What I did in the end was to add the setting's I wanted to firefox.js & also setup one user as I 
wanted them & copied there ~/.mozilla/firefox to /etc/skel/.mozilla so all the new users get this 
for bookmarks etc :-)


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