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where is the firefox home page stored at?

By yyiiyyii
Mar 24, 2007
  1. where is the firefox home page stored at?
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    I don`t quite know what you mean,so I`ll give all possible answers :)


    1.The settings to change the home page are in

    Tools/Options/Main/..............whatever address you put

    in that box will be your home page.


    2.The page itself is stored on the server computer of

    that same web site.


    3.The actual place on the hard drive where preferences are stored is -

    C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\prefs.js


    4.The Mozilla Foundation (Firefox) is based in California.
     
  3. yyiiyyii

    yyiiyyii TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    I want actual place on the hard drive where preferences are stored, the problem is i dont see the data in that file


    are u sure that is the correct file and location
     
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    Yes.

    Look for -

    user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "This is your homepage");
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    go to tools/options/ general settings
    set your home page here

    should be a little clearer in what your asking for
     
  6. yyiiyyii

    yyiiyyii TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108


    its not there, my complete file is here

    # Mozilla User Preferences

    /* Do not edit this file.
    *
    * If you make changes to this file while the browser is running,
    * the changes will be overwritten when the browser exits.
    *
    * To make a manual change to preferences, you can visit the URL about:config
    * For more information, see http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html#prefs
    */
     
  7. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    user_pref("browser.startup.homepage",...........); IS in your prefs file.

    about:config is a means by which you can edit your prefs file.

    As mentioned earlier you can also edit the homepage preference by Tools/Options/Main

    Your question was "Where is it the homepage stored"

    It`s "stored" in your prefs file.
     
  8. yyiiyyii

    yyiiyyii TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    i do not see it in my prefs file, i posted the complete prefes file in the prev message and my homepage isnt in it.

    Maybe we have a diffrent version of Firefox. I have version 1.5.0.11 what version do u have
     
  9. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    I`m using the latest version 2.0.0.3 You should be using the latest version too.

    A lot of security holes and bugs have been fixed since 1.5.0.11

    Maybe they added a full version of the prefs file since 1.5.
     
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