[website] Describe some popular users.js prefs on the website

RESOLVED FIXED in Camino1.0

Status

Camino Graveyard
Product Site
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Stuart Morgan, Assigned: Jasper)

Tracking

unspecified
Camino1.0
PowerPC
Mac OS X

Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: 

Currently, the Camino prefs page at:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/camino/docs/profileprefs.html
doesn't give any user.js prefs. Putting a list of some of the supported prefs
(with descriptions) that are potentially useful enough to make people aware of
them, but not general enough to put in the UI, would be a good compromise
solution between flexibility and pref bloat.

I'm thinking specifically of user_pref("network.cookie.lifetime.enabled", true)
from bug 174070, but I would imagine there are other prefs of a similar nature
that could be added as well.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
user_pref("browser.block.target_new_window", true) from bug 172718 is another
candidate; it's very tricky to make a clear pref for it (without a lot of
javascript handling as well, since the end user doesn't care what makes
something open in a new window) but a useful feature nonetheless.

Comment 2

14 years ago
A few suggestions on cookies:
1. I'm not sure who would be willing to accept one cookie from a site but not another; rather than ask 
for all cookies, ask for all sites. The response to the first cookie will be taken as the response to all 
from that site.

2. In the "ask" dialog for cookies, have three buttons to respond: Deny, Accept for now, Accept long-
term (or words to that effect). "Accept for now" would discard the cookie upon quit (or after one hour, 
or whatever) and ideally, this preference would be saved for the site.

3. There should be a "Deny from off-site" cookies option.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
1 & 2 are bug 173521 (which could potentially be re-opened for consideration)

3 is likely to be addressed in bug 182540
Stuart why don't you write the page and attach it here so we can publish it on 
mozilla.org ?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

14 years ago
I'll get the page written soon. In the mean time, notes about other candidates
for the page:
bug 178944 (browser.cache.disk.capacity, should probably be GUI eventually but
listed until then)
maybe bug 149434 (browser.display.screen_resolution) if it does indeed work

Also, network.cookie.lifetime.enabled is obsolete, so the new pref should be
listed instead.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
this should probably be linked off the "tips and tricks" page available from the
help menu.
Target Milestone: --- → Camino1.0

Updated

14 years ago
QA Contact: stolenclover
(Reporter)

Comment 7

14 years ago
Other possibilities:
wallet.crypto.autocompleteoverride, if we add support for it
the favicon disabling pref
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: pinkerton → stuart.morgan
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Comment 8

14 years ago
Giving my bugs back to pink.
Assignee: stuart.morgan → pinkerton
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Assignee)

Comment 9

14 years ago
reassigning to me, I already have a great deal of this done.
Assignee: pinkerton → camino
Jasper, this is fixed now with the new website, right?
(Assignee)

Comment 11

13 years ago
Yep, closing bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 12

13 years ago
Moving [Website] bugs to new "Product Site" component.
Component: Help → Product Site
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