while this isn't Linux specific I figured I'd put my notes here. There are a number of default settings I want my users to have for Firefox under both windows and Linux which I'll put here. If you don't have it get firefox 2.
debianadmin.com has a guide on installing firefox 2 under Ubuntu/Debian which made my life easy. Look at that link for information but I have copied all the commands into a download and install script. remember to:
chmod a+x firefoxinstallscript.sh
Once you have firefox 2 installed get a dictionary from the firefox dictionary page so that you can be sure to have fewer smelling pistakes in posts and web based emails.
Like many organizations I have an Intranet that I use to pass out information. I want Firefox to go to this as the homepage when student use it first time. I found my solution on the Debian administration site where someone else was asking a similar question about setting the default homepage in Firefox.
create the file:
or (under windows):
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browserconfig.properties
and add the lines:
Stop import wizard
This is a windows problem for me. When you load Firefox first time it runs the import wizard which is time consuming and annoying.
So far my solution is to put a default Firefox profile in the location:
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application DataI would recommend doing this after the homepage. Load up Firefox without any changes to settings then close it down and take the raw settings (Mozilla directorie) from:
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\
and paste it in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\
change the name of the directorie in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
to something like:
and replace the corresponding line in the file:
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini