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alexey_gusev
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2008, 9:34 am

Hi all,

I would like to hide (or completely remove) Address Bar, Toolbars and disable all extensions in FF 3.0, so the user can't get it all back. Is it possible to do by some configuration options or changing some config files?

I'm completely new to Mozilla environment, so any help would be appreciated

BR,
Alex

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Post Posted February 18th, 2008, 3:17 pm

I'll move you to the Firefox Builds forum.

Also, are you aware that Firefox 3 is not completed yet and is still in Beta stages? In my opinion, only experienced users, testers, and developers should be using what will eventually be Firefox 3. Based on your comments, it appears that you are using a Beta for regular users.
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alexey_gusev
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2008, 3:20 pm

right, I'm trying to build my own flavor of FF

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Post Posted February 18th, 2008, 7:24 pm

Moving to 3rd Party Builds

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Post Posted February 21st, 2008, 1:47 am

Do you really want Firefox, or just something that uses the same rendering engine? What you want sounds like it can be better achieved as a XULRunner app (with extensions disabled, which is the default). You'd need to do some set up, but I imagine trying to stamp out all of the Firefox UI (including, say, printing) would be more error-prone.
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alexey_gusev
 
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Post Posted February 21st, 2008, 9:20 am

Hi Mook,

thanks for the suggestion, it might be just what I want. I have more questions about XUL then. As far as I could understand from the quick looking at the XUL Runner page above, I could use libxul to embed it into my own application.

My goal is to have browser-like application, but with pretty restricted UI, the usage of certificates and absolutely no extensions except 1-2 I want to allow (practically hardcoded). I stick to the 'application' term because I <b>have to have</b> one single executable for integrity checks reason.

Is it possible with libxul or XUL Runner?

BR,
Alex

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