Firefoxmandatoryhomepage

This page is dedicated to setting a mandatory Firefox 2.x homepage for ALL users on an Ubuntu LTSP (Gutsy - Hardy doesn't seem to have firefox-dev yet) server.

  • Install firefox-dev to get 'obscure-tool' binary:
sudo apt-get install firefox-dev
  • CD to the directory we'll be working in:
cd /usr/lib/firefox
  • Create firefox.txt:
sudo vim firefox.txt
  • Create the necessary preference entries (in this case, we want to change the start page to google.com and lock this preference so the user cannot change it):

firefox.txt:

//
lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.google.com");
  • Back up the original firefox.cfg
sudo cp firefox.cfg firefox.cfg.orig
  • Create a new firefox.cfg:
sudo /usr/lib/firefox/obscure-tool firefox.txt /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.cfg

URLs:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxMandatoryPreferences

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