how to set default "home page" for all users in firefox

Craig Szymanski cszymanski at
Thu Sep 6 21:28:22 BST 2007

----- "john" <lists.john at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope this is an easy one. I want to set the default home page for
> all users in firefox. I looked through gconf-editor but I don't see
> anything there that applies. Does anyone know how to do this?
Basically just edit this file...
sudo nano /etc/firefox/pref/firefox.js

and add this...
user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");

If users on the system have already opened firefox and the ~/.mozilla/firefox/<random>.default/prefs.js file is already present then you will probably have to remove the profiles or somehow figure out how to put something in /etc/profile that will parse the prefs.js file it is exists and change the home page on logon.

I have some other notes about this here...

> Thanks!
> John
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