Configuring Firefox

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Configuring Firefox

Postby jbv » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:42 am

If you have applied the 99-snap injection, you can use it to save your Firefox settings.
It is suggested that you inject 99-snap

Below are some notes on setting up Firefox to behave just the way you want it to every time.

Before taking your first snapshot using 99-snap it is suggested that you start Firefox 3 times.
This allows you to turn off all of the little things that Firefox will prompt you to do, or ask you about.

The 3rd time you start Firefox, you can start to make the changes you want.

You should select [edit]-->[Preferences] and configure the following preferences.
1) [General] tab ... Set your home page to where you want it to be.
2) [General] tab ... Set your download options and default directory
3) [Privacy] tab ... Tracking, you decide
4) [Privacy] tab ... History, you decide - suggest selecting [Never] and clear all current history
5) [Security] tab ... Suggest that you turn off Block reported attack sites and Block reported web forgeries
Note: You may NOT want to disable these, although leaving them on has implications that will be explained in a moment.
6) [Advanced] tab ... [General] sub-tab ... Disable all 3 options in the System Defaults section
7) [Advanced] tab ... [Update] sub-tab ... Turn off Automatic Updates.
Note: If you leave this on and Firefox tries to Automatically update, you are on your own.

Now is a good time to configure your toolbars, sidebars, add those Bookmarks that you know you will etc.

Then exit Firefox.

If you have applied the 99-snap injection, you are now ready to save your Firefox configuration.
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Re: Configuring Firefox

Postby jbv » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 am

Today, the Firefox 14.0.1 Linux update was released. One of the nice things about having a USB bootable OS that only write to the USB under direct control, is that it is very hard to trash things. So, I let Firefox update itself. The update went very smoothly and looking at what it did afterwards (peek in "cow") showed that all of the files went into /usr/local/firefox ... Knowing this, it would be very easy to update Firefox held within the main sqf.

The basic steps would be as follows:
1) Let Firefox update itself.
2) run the 02-load script
3) from a terminal/console session - type: cp -rf /live/cow/usr/local/firefox/* /tmp/sqf-foxydesk/usr/local/firefox/
4) run the 02-save script
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