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Re: [Fwd: Re: [opensuse] Mail from FireFox.]
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 19:17:42 +1100
  • Message-id: <4598C3A6.50702@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fred A. Miller wrote:
On Monday January 01 2007 1:59 am, Basil Chupin wrote:
Of course editing this file won't work - it's not the file.

Something is really screwed up there Fred if you can only find the one
prefs.js on your system.

Below are all the prefs.js file on my 10.2 install - and not all relate
to FF or TB. Because I do not use FF or Thunderbird (TB) as they are
installed by 10.2 itself (I install my own, from mozilla.org into my
/home directory) the prefs.js in /usr are only cosmetic entries - it's
the ones in the /home directory which are the active ones (for FF and TB).

/home/basil/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxxxx.default/prefs.js
/home/basil/firefox/defaults/pref/channel-prefs.js
/home/basil/firefox/defaults/profile/prefs.js

This is interesting. The FireFox I have installed is from SUSE, including their latest update. There ISN'T in my home dir a /home/xxx/firefox directory. There's a .firefox dir. with not much in it. Now, WHY is there so

[Are you sure about the .firefox dir because I don't think I have ever seen one only the .mozilla directory?]


much difference between what SUSE is shipping and what installs from the FF site?!


Don't worry about these 2 entries-

/home/basil/firefox/defaults/pref/channel-prefs.js
/home/basil/firefox/defaults/profile/prefs.js

because I install FF and TB in my /home directory hence this "firefox" directory which contains the executables; the profile files are in the ".mozilla" directory and this is where you should be finding the prefs.js file under discussion.

In your case, however, I expect to find the 2 files you just mentioned (above) in /usr/lib/firefox/defaults/pref/ because you are using the Suse installed FF. But in your earlier msg you stated that you only have the 1 prefs.js file in some obscure location which is what I was querying because the Suse installed FF goes into /usr/lib/firefox/ and there are prefs.js files there (but as "samples" only).

Cheers.



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