User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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By default the permissions.default.image setting is set to 1. However, a user reported that when he checked the setting "value" in about:config, it was set to 3.
I am puzzled by this, as he did not manually make this change. Is there an extension that could have an effect on this setting, or anything else within Fx that would change the setting without user permission?
McAfee has been known to install a user.js file into Firefox to turn off the Firefox popup blocker so that the user is using the McAfee popup blocker part of their security suite. It is possible that something like a web accelerator program or extension could have changed that pref thru a user.js file, for example.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Mine has wandered off and I'm out looking for it.
He uses NoScript, but then so do I and my setting wasn't changed from the default, so I have pretty much discounted this particular extension. I will definitely ask if he does have a user.js file, altho with access to about:config, this is more or less obsolete, isn't it?
I also have NoScript and I don't think that would be it, Having a user.js is a great way to store your preferences and move them over to new profiles. Just like scissors and knives. Both used for cutting but slightly different.
McAfee is a very sneaky app., and could be my friend uses it. I will also check out this possibility.
The setting of 3 (originating site only) was removed from "Tools > Options > Content : Load Images" in Firefox 2.
It is possible that it was a left over setting from Firefox 1.5.
Just a quik note on McAfee, I too use to run it...key word use to.
It seemed to perform very well in the beginning, but eventually
it tried to get its' fingers into everything on my system, and the more fingers
it grew, the more small issues I started having...including with Firefox.
It took me a couple of hours to clean my system from that bloated cow, but when I did
my system seemed to be back to performing as it always has done. Funny, my troubles
with Firefox also disappeared. Go figure
That's the likely explanation (user selected the option in Fx 1.5, updated to Fx 2, UI disappeared)
For the record, information about that setting is documented in the KB:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Images_or_ani ... o_not_load
If you check http://kb.mozillazine.org/Permissions.default.image it links to:
Bug 287571 - Remove UI for 'Load Images for the originating web site only' pref
Nice one Alice!
That is the information I gave the user I am helping, with the exception of the Bug Report:
Loading Images with Firefox
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