How To List, Filter, Add, Remove Change Firefox Settings From About:Config
Firefox provides settings and configuration windows in a user friendly way. But as a browser it provides a lot of configuration and all of these configurations can not be put in to forms. We can access this detialed configuration through browser address bar.
Open All Configs
We can open about config by putting
about:config into address bar. This will show us a warning about the sensitivity of the configuration page we want to open.
After clicking the button
I accept the risk we will see following screen which will list all configuration.
Search and Filter About Config
As we see there are a lot of configuration parameters. Finding a configuration from this list by searching with eye is very hard. We can use
Search box in the start of the page. In this example we will search for
mp4 configuration or term.
Add New Preference
We can add new configuration line simply clicking one of the configuration with right mouse button and selecting one of the type from
Stringis used for text values
Integeris used for numeric values
Booleanis used logic
As an example we have selected
String . First we put the value name which is
Test in this case.
Than we put the value of the
Test configuration which is
This is test
Most of the preferences comes by default but we can change them. As we see in previous example we can also add new preference. Preference
Status ‘s are
user setis defined or changed by user
defaultis provided by browser.