The traditional method of using ‘firefox.js’ to set the profile defaults (see www.itsupportguides.com/configmgr-sccm/install-and-configure-firefox-3-silently ) no longer works with Firefox 4 and above.
To set default settings from an application level for all new and existing users you will need to use a general config file. The unfortunate consequence is that once the setting is configured it can not be changed by the user, whether or not you use ‘pref’ or ‘lockPref’.
For a full installation and configuration process (for example, to be used with SCCM/ConfigMgr) see www.itsupportguides.com/configmgr-sccm/install-and-configure-firefox-silently
The following steps detail how to customise an existing installation:
- Create a temporary working folder (for example, create C:\TEMP\Firefox)
- Create a new text file called ‘override.ini’ and copy in the following information:
- Create a new text file called ‘local-settings.js’ and copy in the folling information:
- Create a new text file called ‘mozilla.cfg’ and copy in the following information:
//Firefox Default Settings
- Copy ‘override.ini’ and ‘mozilla.cfg’ to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
- Copy ‘local-settings.js’ to C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Firefox\defaults\pref
- Start up Firefox and confirm the settings specified in ‘mozilla.cfg’ are working.
For more information on what can be configured in the mozilla.cfg enter “about:config” into your Firefox address bar. It will list many of the accepted configuration options which you can modify using this file.