Keeping Firefox settings on ITS machines
Warning - This only works on the older ITS machines, not on the new Windows 7 ones
Do you find it annoying that you can't, for example, set your home page in Firefox on the ITS machines? Here's how to do it.
Go to the Start menu, click on Run, and type in:
"Z:\licence\Mozilla Firefox3\firefox.exe" -profilemanager
Press OK. A window should appear titled 'Firefox - Choose User Profile'
Click on Create Profile, then Next, and then Choose Folder.
Navigate to the J: drive, and create a directory there with a name like 'ff-profile'
Clock on OK, then on Finish, and then on Start Firefox
You might notice that none of the Internet is working. That's because you need to set the proxy.
Go to the Tools menu, and click on Options - Advanced - Network - Settings - Auto-detect proxy settings for this network. Click on OK, and OK
The internet will now work, and you can change any settings you wish (home page, etc.).
The last stage - making it stay the next time you log in.
Create a shortcut on the desktop (right click - New - Shortcut), and in the box type:
"Z:\licence\Mozilla Firefox3\firefox.exe" -profile "J:\ff-profile"
(or whatever you called it, if not ff-profile)
Click Next, then Finish. Now when you next log in to an ITS machine you'll find that shortcut still there on the desktop, and still keeping its settings
Last edit: Thu 1st Sep, 10:10 a.m.