Maximize on startup
You’d think something like this would be incredibly easy, maybe even be in an options tab or possibly
prefs.js in the user's profile.
Not quote. The setting is in
localstore.rdf within the user's profile. This value is supposed to be saved automatically when closing out of the browser, as this page mentions.
In my case I want a lab of users to all receive the same maximize window setting. Thankfully, the user profile being used is thin and I don't have to worry about them having a personalized
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!-- $Id$ $HeadURL$ Purpose: Set the Firefox window to maximized. This file would be copied over on every login, thereby preventing the window from coming up sized smaller. Users are able to size it themselves during their browsing session however. --> <RDF:RDF xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#" xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"> <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title" value="" /> <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window" sizemode="maximized" /> <RDF:Description RDF:about="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul"> <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#main-window"/> <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-box"/> <NC:persist RDF:resource="chrome://browser/content/browser.xul#sidebar-title"/> </RDF:Description> </RDF:RDF>
Here is the relevant value:
Enable old extensions that fail Compatibility Check
Unfortunately this has to be done each time a major version of Mozilla Firefox is released and it is a per-user setting. We'll assume you're running Mozilla Firefox 14 for the purposes of these directions.
- Open Mozilla Firefox
about:configin the address bar.
- Right-click and select New
- Choose Boolean
- For the name type
extensions.checkCompatibility.14.0and set the value to
- Close Mozilla Firefox and reopen.