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about:config docs?

Unread post by VLMin » 2021-07-25, 16:51

Greetings!

Mozilla has this page http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries, but it is aging out, and in any event PM config settings have diverged from those used in Firefox and will continue to do so. That said, does the PM team maintain any sort of list of about:config settings, descriptions, and corresponding values in a form that we users might find at least somewhat accessible?

Thank you.

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-07-25, 16:56

No. Nor will we.
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by vannilla » 2021-07-25, 19:54

To be fair 90% (or maybe more) of the about:config entries should not be touched unless you are actively developing the component using that entry, and even then you probably don't need to modify them anyway.
Basically, any documentation not for developers, which is documentation about the setting rather than the code using that setting, would be useless.

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-07-25, 20:02

There are comments in gre and app prefs in the repo for most of them. But don't touch em.
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by moonbat » 2021-07-26, 07:46

There's Config Comments which shows the comments inline on the page. It's marked as alpha though and I've seen it spit a lot into the error console, but it works.
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by VLMin » 2021-07-26, 16:21

Thanks again Moonbat. Are you a member of the PM dev team?

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-07-26, 17:32

What does his signature say?
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by VLMin » 2021-07-26, 20:11

It says he is an extension developer. But that could mean he is a member of the PM team or that he is an independent extension developer. Ergo, my question.

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-07-26, 20:54

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
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What does his signature say?
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by moonbat » 2021-07-27, 03:27

Extension developer means exactly that and no more.
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-07-27, 03:30

Moonbat's signature while in the Pale Moon style has differences such as his name is the community core pink color and has a moon..bat. I, btw, am the one who designed MOST of the signature images seen around here.
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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by VLMin » 2021-07-27, 05:40

Thank you all; I believe my question has been abundantly answered. Have a blessed day.

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by moonbat » 2021-07-27, 05:47

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Re: about:config docs?

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-07-27, 05:54

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