Can not set a global default-homepage




15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: bugs-mozilla, Assigned: bugzilla)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040805 Firefox/0.9.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040805 Firefox/0.9.3

I am trying to setup a company-specific startup-homepage on a lot of
clients. I tried to to add

| pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");

to /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.3/defaults/pref/00options.js.

about:config shows that this setting was accepted, but when pressing the
'home' button, firefox goes to

Other settings in the file above are working as expected (e.g. proxy),
and only the 'browser.startup.homepage' preference will be ignored.

What am I doing wrong, and what can I do to configure the default

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo 'pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");' >>usr/lib/firefox-0.9.3/defaults/pref/00options.js
2. start firefox with a new profile/empty configuration
3. press 'home' button

Actual Results: appears

Expected Results: appears

Mozilla shows the same broken behavior

Comment 1

15 years ago
Another strange thing: when setting '' as homepage in the
local user-preferences dialog (Edit->Preferences->General/Location(s)), firefox
will still go to ''.

When using a slightly different string (e.g. appending a '/'), things are ok again.

The whole thing seems to be locale-dependent; after using the german
languagepack, firefox will assume '' as the homepage.

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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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