Insert instructive comment in prefs.js

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Preferences: Backend
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: S Woodside, Assigned: Brian Nesse (gone))

Tracking

({helpwanted})

Trunk
helpwanted
Points:
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Description

15 years ago
Insert an instructive comment in the prefs.js file, that explains that users who
wish to edit their preferences should (create and) edit the user.js file and NOT
edit the prefs.js file.

This comes up frequently on the list.
this deserves to go into the trunk (as well as the chimera / branch). moving over...
Assignee: sfraser → bnesse
Component: Preferences → Preferences: Backend
Keywords: helpwanted
OS: MacOS X → All
Product: Chimera → Browser
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 2

14 years ago
this shouldn't be done. direct editing of prefs.js is dangerous. malformed pref
additions can cause the loss of other prefs in the file. users who need to make
edits should use the existing preferences UI or about:config.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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