User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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I changed my homepage to comcast.net, but firefox keeps changing it back to google. Plus, the "welcome to firefox" page keeps loading. Any idea on how to fix these problems. Thanks!!
Set your homepage again, then copy the line from the prefs to a user.js file, which goes in the same directory as prefs.js. That way, the home page will stay put. This is the line:
Remember that if you want to change the Home page that you need to remove the pref in user.js: settings in user.js are loaded every time Firefox is started and override (undo) the changes that you made in the previous Firefox session.
Settings in user.js are copied when Firefox shuts down, not when it is started.
[Anonymosity wrote]: "Settings in user.js are copied when Firefox shuts down, not when it is started."
If that is true then what would be the purpose of user.js: you would have to start and close Firefox at least one time to get the prefs working.
That is exactly what you have to do. On setting up a new profile, once the new profile is created, I put user.js and the other backed-up files into it, launch Firefox, see that my settings are not in place, shut it down and launch again and find that now my settings are there.
I just tried it with a clean profile: copied user.js to it and started Firefox and all the prefs from user.js showed on the about:config page.
Is Firefox closed when you copy the file user.js to the profile folder?
If you use Chrome Edit Plus to create it then only after closing and restarting Firefox it will take effect.
I do shut down Firefox before changing anything in the profile. I am not bothered by the need to start FF, shut down and then restart. My settings do get copied, and that is what I care about.
Of course if you look at prefs.js instead of the about:config page then you need to start and close Firefox to see prefs from user.js appear in prefs.js, but they are applied after launching Firefox with the user.js file in place.
there is some problem........i log into my account in travian and if i try and click of any of the options in there ........firefox turns me back onto the login page ..
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