How to "lock down" PM Settings

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How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-11-30, 10:29

Thanks in advance for the help!

How to "lock down" PM Settings so other users can't mess them up?

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-11-30, 13:07

You can use autoconfig files to preconfigure preferences and lock them with lockPref()

See https://mike.kaply.com/2012/03/16/customizing-firefox-autoconfig-files/ for a good writeup
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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-12-01, 05:48

Thank you! Best regards, John

PS. Way too much work-- Any simpler way? Thanks again. J.
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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by billmcct » 2018-12-01, 10:15

Go here and install Justoffs classic addons archive 1.2.2
https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases

Search in the archive for "Settings Page Protection 1.0.3".
I have never tried this extension but it apparently adds password protection to the preferences page.
Don't know if that will help you though.
There is also "Settings Protection 1.0.5".
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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-12-02, 09:10

Thank you!

Also appreciate any other suggestions from anyone.

Best regards, John

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by karlkracher » 2018-12-06, 20:14

johnb wrote: Also appreciate any other suggestions from anyone.
What about giving other users their own user account in windows? Means everyone's settings are protected and everyone can have his own settings and extensions. Not only for the broser but for (almost) all applications and for the user files.

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-12-06, 23:49

karlkracher wrote:
johnb wrote: Also appreciate any other suggestions from anyone.
What about giving other users their own user account in windows? Means everyone's settings are protected and everyone can have his own settings and extensions. Not only for the broser but for (almost) all applications and for the user files.
Hi, Thanks for responding!

Unfortunately, your solution, while a good one, won't work in my situation because the lockdown of preferences is for PM on my wife's computer with no other users. Left to her own devices, she has a tendency to screw up her settings, & I'm tired of endlessly having to redo them!

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by doofy » 2018-12-07, 01:55

Copy a profile of hers you are happy with.
When she screws up, restore it.

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-12-07, 05:54

Thanks doofy!

This is a good idea!

The problem I then have is then preserving all the stuff she legitimately changes:

logins. bookmarks, history, site preferences, cookies, etc.

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by billmcct » 2018-12-07, 13:22

I think all you need to save is the "prefs.js" file.
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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by Goodydino » 2018-12-07, 19:04

You could use a user.js file to preserve your settings. If you do not have a chrome editor installed, it would be inconvenient for another user to change the settings.

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Re: How to "lock down" PM Settings

Unread post by johnb » 2018-12-08, 08:22

Thank you all!

Appreciate your suggestions!

Best regards, John

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