Yep. And I did turn everything off in Settings already. Still I had to adjust 21 of these 22 parameters. Still a good browser though.
Thx for sharing @leigh , 2 companies I don t use & will stay that way on my end.
Thanks for the share, this needs it’s own thread. I had to change all but two of the options.
Thanks for this man.
BTW, for anyone using the Firefox account (I do): these settings are not carried over in that profile. At least on my laptop I had to adjust telemetry as well again, although the rest (history, bookmarks and generic settings) were pretty much copied over.
That sux that the tweaks that we do aren t persistant in FF, one s gotta love FF in order to keep going on ! lol
Do you restart FF after you change the parameters into the
about:config @Peppe !
Some are a pain like these ones in the Privacy & Security section, a bit down that page at the
Warn You When Websites Try To Install Add-ons.
Yes I used the wrong term , I will correct the post. It is persistent, after restarting. You are right. And I meant it doesn’t carry over to another FF instance , that uses the same profile
Ah, makes sense @Peppe , I wasn t shure of that one.
I also edited my post.
Time for an IPA here
Lol, yep, well deserved after that FF mess !
If there ain’t a reason I make my reason
Thanks for this. Some very interesting stuff to check out. However, I am not that worried really, I mean, I am on the internet.
That is one of the reasons why I back up my
.mozilla folder, to preserve those changes. It would be nice if they were sync’d, but it is just a pipe dream.
That’s a good tip, thanks! I already do that with Thunderbird and it works really well. Obviously the thought never crossed my mind to do this with the Mozilla folder also
EDIT: works great, brings in all cookies from websites that I’ve logged in as well. Saves a ton of work.
Strange I automatically delete my .mozilla folder from my .cache directory on shut down and all the above changes and others made always carry over to the next boot.
That s one command that I do daily in terminal, it might also help ; ( edited)
rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*.png rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*/*.png rm -rf ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/* rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/cookies.sqlite rm -rf ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/????????.*/cache2/*
I have this added to fstab. Removes all from .cache on shutdown.
# grep cache /etc/fstab tmpfs /home/sam/.cache tmpfs uid=1000,gid=1000,mode=750 0 0
Oh, good call @anon28865476
Nothing like a clean cache ! lol
There talking about backing up /home/al/.mozilla/, not /home/al/.cache/mozilla.