Version update; what about mods made to about:config

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Version update; what about mods made to about:config

Unread postby doffen » Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 03:27

Hi. I use PaleMoon 27.4.2 in Puppylinux Lucid 5.2.8.7, and I will update to the latest PaleMoon 27.5.0 just released. At my previous update, I reused the /root/.monchild productions file from 27.4.1, which was heavily modified in about:config.
How do I keep my mods when upgrading to 27.5.0? Are they all stored in prefs.js, so that I can find the diffs between old and new, and append mods from the old prefs.js, or are there better methods?

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Re: Version update; what about mods made to about:config

Unread postby Walter Dnes » Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 04:04

The following is related to Firefox, but this does not seem to have changed from the time of the Pale Moon fork. According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/965842 your about:config preferences are stored in the prefs.js file in the user profile. If you want to carry over saved passwords, cookies for logins, etc, look at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data Note that if you have multiple profiles, there is a separate sub-directory, with its own set of files, for each profile.

Executive summary; re-using your previous ".moonchild productions" directory keeps your old settings. You may want to keep multiple backups of of that directory, just in case something goes badly wrong.
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Re: Version update; what about mods made to about:config

Unread postby doffen » Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 04:55

Thank you, Walter. I'll run a diff to ensure that the latest changes are included in the prefs. And thank you for the links, there I found another link: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About_protocol_links. It lists all the about:-files.

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Re: Version update; what about mods made to about:config

Unread postby billmcct » Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 11:21

doffen wrote:Thank you, Walter. I'll run a diff to ensure that the latest changes are included in the prefs. And thank you for the links, there I found another link: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About_protocol_links. It lists all the about:-files.

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Re: Version update; what about mods made to about:config

Unread postby doffen » Sat, 07 Oct 2017, 05:38

Thank you billmcct, that solution was way too simple to figure out for me! :D

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