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Linux Journal: Ten Mysteries of about:config

Apr 11, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)

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"The Firefox Web browser, built by the Mozilla Foundation and friends is a complicated piece of technology-if you care to look under the hood. It's not obvious where the hood catch is, because the surface of Firefox (its user interface) is polished up to appeal to ordinary, nontechnical end users. This article gives you a glimpse of the engine. It explains how the Mozilla about:config URL opens up a world of obscure preferences that can be used to tweak the default setup. They're an improbable collection and therein lies the beauty of Firefox if you're a grease monkey or otherwise technical. At the end you'll know a little more about Firefox, but only enough to be dangerous..."

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