View Full Version : Disabling Netscape

30-09-2001, 08:51 AM
I know there is a file within Netscape to disable the default loading of Netscape News when starting up messanger. Trouble is I can't remember which file and what changes are made.

30-09-2001, 06:05 PM
Netscape news can be disabled from running on startup by opening preferences, located under the view menu, and unchecking news.

The other way to modify this option is throught the Communicator preferences file, prefs.js. This file is located in your ...\Netscape\Users\{username}\ directory. Before making changes to this file, Netscape must not be running, you should always make a backup copy of the file before beginning, and the file should be edited from a text editor such as Notepad. Note that these parameters in this file are case sensitive.

On a new line make the entry user_pref('general.startup.news', 'false'); The default is false.

A full list of the preferences can be found at http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/deploymt/jsprefs.htm