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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:32 am

I've always thought it would be nice to be able to select a preference that is in an article about Fx and through some mechanism have it open up in about:config with the selected pref displayed. I don't know if it would need to be an add-on or something else. If an add-on it would have to be a Webextension.
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:49 am

WE are no longer allowed to open about pages

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Post Posted September 26th, 2017, 7:44 pm

I tried opening the about:blank and about:config pages with a Foxy Gestures UserScript.

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/* Foxy Gestures UserScript */

(function () {

  // succeeds
  executeInBackground("(" + function (aUrl) {
    browser.tabs.create({url: aUrl});
  } + ")", ["about:blank"]);

  // fails
  executeInBackground("(" + function (aUrl) {
    browser.tabs.create({url: aUrl});
  } + ")", ["about:config?"]);


Error: Illegal URL: about:config?

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