how to factory reset "about:config" settings

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how to factory reset "about:config" settings

Unread post by indietalk » 2017-10-28, 03:01

Operating system: windows 10
Browser version: 27.5.1
32-bit or 64-bit?: 32
Problem URL: gmail and few another login pages
Theme: 2 little birds
Installed add-ons: many
Installed plugins: (about:plugins): none

I have many site logins details saved within a browser

recently I changed few things about security.tls at about:config
and now when I click on submit password related links or few other links I get no response

Question: How can I reset about:config and whatever others to reset to factory-build version please (without loosing all my login details which I can still see with "saved password editor 2.7.3.1" without any problems

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Re: how to factory reset "about:config" settings

Unread post by Moonchild » 2017-10-29, 09:12

Start the browser while holding SHIFT pressed down. This will call up the safe mode/recovery dialog.
Check "Reset all user preferences to Pale Moon defaults" and click "Make changes and restart"
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Re: how to factory reset "about:config" settings

Unread post by indietalk » 2017-10-29, 18:31

thank you
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Re: how to factory reset "about:config" settings

Unread post by Waffa » 2019-02-03, 11:41

Yes,
But how to do it in Linux ?
Sift does work for windows.

As this PLugin, completely messes up the browser, including the inability to restore sessions, does not fit with a GUI etc
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=270112

It seems So promising and useful addon, to bad, it acts like this..

Would be good to have in hard menu something like this:
Troubleshoot menu https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/us ... ation-page
Refresh menu: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/re ... d-settings

But seems there is some clever ones, as before in windows, now another laptop in linux fresh install - after looking up some topics, political stuff fast laptop turns off screen, besides other tricky things, Seems too utopical to imagine it is happening so can not even assume what to do, the IP is not static also so they watchers must have some great overview.. another PC my firewall log, just one day was 80% missing... there was some old.. some new.. but amount that was before was missing.. running out of tinfoil hats :p and now the User agent Privacy Addon also.. luckily others as search show had also similar issue... most people wil newer make post about it to internet so it will go unnoticed : )

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Re: how to factory reset "about:config" settings

Unread post by coffeebreak » 2019-02-03, 12:47

Waffa wrote:Yes,
But how to do it in Linux ?
Sift does work for windows.

Admitted a Windows user here, but I believe you can use the following for safe mode
(> Reset all user preferences to Pale Moon defaults):

Help > Restart in Safe Mode...
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or in the alternative...

Help > Troubleshooting Information
(or, navigate to about:support)
PM-troubleshoot-safemode.png

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