Question: How to set default homepage for all firefox users?
Posted by dmonty on Tue 3 Oct 2006 at 09:06
We are distributing Debian and Mozill Firefox on all the machines in our school, but are having problems setting up the browser homepage automatically.
Without changing the .desktop file launch script, how do I change the default homepage for all users in the school? (If we just change the launch script then the "Home" button would still be broken.)
On a fresh user install the browser starts up with a blank white page.
about:config shows: browser.startup.homepage resource:/browserconfig.properties
If I type in this url resource:/browserconfig.properties I get a "File Not Found" error.
Some schools may want their browsers setup so that the students are not able to change their default start page, whilst others might want to allow that.
So I have two questions:
- How do I globally change the default homepage for all users?
- How can I lock the homepage setting so that it can not be changed?
A possible answer to the first question is to create the file /usr/lib/firefox/browserconfig.properties with the following contents:
But that still allows the users to change their homepage.