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Chapter 6. Power Firefox Tricks and Tech... > Firefox Global Preferences and Prope...

Firefox Global Preferences and Properties

Firefox is the ultimate in flexible programs. It is possible to almost completely reconfigure Firefox for users specifically (actually user profiles; a user might have several Firefox configurations). Firefox is also able to set preferences for all users, globally. Settings in either the local or global location produce the same effects. Global settings affect all users and local settings affect only that user profile. With global settings, it is also possible to change settings that would be applied to a newly created user profile.

Global Preferences

Firefox (and Thunderbird) reads configuration files located in installation folder/defaults/pref/*.js. In this folder are a number of files. The exact files might vary from version to version of Firefox, but a typical installation has the following files:


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