about:config exact URL syntax

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Untriaged
RESOLVED WONTFIX
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Dan Jacobson, Unassigned)

Tracking

26 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 Iceweasel/26.0a2 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130928004001

Steps to reproduce:

Tried
about:config#browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
about:config/browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
etc. to 'zoom' right to that item, be it presented to us alone or just at top.


Actual results:

Nothing good.


Expected results:

Back in the 90's when the web was invented, they already had the "#" syntax.
Alas we cannot use it in the about:config world and instead need some manual tinkering with the search box.

Comment 1

4 years ago
Bug 239533 added about:config?filter=browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground, although it is perhaps not very obvious (I'm not seeing any documentation for about:config on MDN at all, and even Mozillazine doesn't document the filter parameter).
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Comment 2

4 years ago
Hmmm that's cool! Wish they would document it like you say.
Well I suppose an additional "#" syntax could just page down to where it would be found in the entire about:config,
just like the <a name=... id=...>'s do in HTML.

Comment 3

4 years ago
(In reply to dagger.bugzilla from comment #1)
> Bug 239533 added about:config?filter=browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground,
> although it is perhaps not very obvious (I'm not seeing any documentation
> for about:config on MDN at all, and even Mozillazine doesn't document the
> filter parameter).

***Caution***
The size of localstore.rdf in profile folder grows without a limit after exiting browser.

Comment 4

4 years ago
WONTFIX as per bsmedberg.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

4 years ago
(In reply to Alice0775 White from comment #3)
> (In reply to dagger.bugzilla from comment #1)
> > Bug 239533 added about:config?filter=browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground,
> > although it is perhaps not very obvious (I'm not seeing any documentation
> > for about:config on MDN at all, and even Mozillazine doesn't document the
> > filter parameter).
> 
> ***Caution***
> The size of localstore.rdf in profile folder grows without a limit after
> exiting browser.

Filed Bug 928649
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