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about:config in Mozilla & Firefox

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#1 phawgg


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Posted 27 July 2004 - 02:37 PM

One nice thing I've found in these browsers is that you can check out the details of your present configuration easily.

simply left-click on the IP address that appears in the address field near the top of the browser window. When it is highlighted, type in "about:config" (w/o quotes)

scroll through the list...everything about your settings is documented, some in boldface.

Now, of course, being a student means I don't fully understand all of this, but you can modify from here, as well...and if by chance something has entered your system and changed things around a bit, you'll see it (ie. something changed your proxy settings, like malware can do)

I don't think IE has this easy-reader function...correct me if I'm wrong. :thumbsup:

more info: about:config
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:18 PM

Here's more information about about:config. http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config

Check out the References at the bottom.

Edited by WhyBeNormal, 18 March 2005 - 08:19 PM.

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