Firefox 7: leave my address bar alone
Two useful parameters you can edit from the config page in Firefox (type about:config in the address bar to access this page):
- Don’t highlight the domain name of the website: browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled = false (new in Fx 6)
- Always display the protocol of the page (including http://): browser.urlbar.trimURLs = false (new in Fx 7)
Now, does someone know a way for a sysadmin to easily stop notifications about new releases for all users on Mac OS X? At work, users do not have admin privs and so cannot do the updates themselves. As we get a lot of comments from our users that Firefox asks them to update, we need a way to force Firefox to shup up. Asking each user to edit their preferences to disable notifications is out of question. And it’s also out of question to update Firefox on 70 computers every 6 weeks (yes, a sysadmin’s weekly job is not to update Firefox all the time, especially when he works part-time!). Updates are usually only acceptable when everybody is on vacation, i.e. Easter, summer and Christmas mostly (which means every 4 months). But in 4 months, Mozilla releases 3 new versions of Firefox!! Hum…. too frequent updates, this reminds me another story about Firefox last year.