Monday, November 03, 2008

Stop the annoying confirmation prompts in Firefox 3.0

From the Google Group here:
I have seen this question in a couple places with no answer, and it bugged me too!!! I did manage to find one way to make the Pesky Prompting go away!!! Below is the text that I also added to the Help Wiki

Yes, you can change the value of a single Firefox Preference, to allow Local HTML Files to be saved without having to answer the question ever again. Type about:config in the Address Bar (Note the necessary Colon between the words "about" and "config"). Find the Preference called "security.fileuri.strict_
origin_policy". Double click on it to toggle it to a value of false. Restart Firefox to try it out. Be aware that this does alter the built-in security of Firefox.

(albeit minimally in my mind, for my own purposes - YMMV)

Hope this helps some other folks!


Oh yes it did. Thanks Scott. Fantastic work.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:36 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there is an even better way without lowering the security of your browser:

Edit or create the following file:

Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/????????.default/user.js

Of course change the ??? to the real path!
This is on a Mac but on a PC your Profiles folder shoud be in here (or similar):

C:\Documents and Settings\???\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla Firefox\Profiles\????????.default\

Anyway create a file named user.js an put this in it:

user_pref("capability.principal.codebase.p0.granted", "UniversalXPConnect");
user_pref("", "file:///Users/username/RestOfPath/mGTD3.html");
user_pref("capability.principal.codebase.p0.subjectName", "");

Change the file:/// thing to the path which firefox shows you while you habe your mGTD3 open!

Hope I could help and thanks for mGTD3!

12:24 PM PST  

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