View Full Version : How easy is it to lock down Firefox/firebrid?

10-02-2004, 09:35 AM
I work at a Cybercafe.

Ive been talking to my employers, and they're keen to employ the idea of pupup-less surfing for our customers, its the biggest gripe of n00b's who just want to surf and check their email.

Can Firefox be locked down so they cant change the settings?



10-02-2004, 09:57 AM
Well the configurations are done by way of a text file, maybe setting the file to be read-only could do the track, sort of atleast anyway.

10-02-2004, 10:01 AM
Also of course any information on firefox can be found here most of the time. - just not at the moment though. http://texturizer.net/firefox/index.html

10-02-2004, 11:47 AM
Would it be possible to just set it to discard the firebird profile at logout/login? The default profile is kept in $FIREBIRDDIR\defaults\profile so you could make up something custom for the cafe.

Although there must be something better.

10-02-2004, 12:17 PM
At the moment I can't speak to the ability to lock down pref UI in Firefox. The back end supports this but we have not investigated the front end work required to support this yet. I think the Mozilla app suite supports this however. We will hopefully get to this before 1.0. If you're interested you can look for an existing bug in bugzilla.mozilla.org or file one.


10-02-2004, 12:19 PM

whats Firefox????????

10-02-2004, 12:26 PM

They renamed it.. Again......

Cant find a download mirror, they must be overloaded!

10-02-2004, 12:31 PM
If the kiosks run Linux you could try this- http://www.irvined.co.uk/firebird.shtml

10-02-2004, 12:42 PM
> whats Firefox????????

Firefox is Firebrid see Here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=44291) for more information.

10-02-2004, 12:58 PM
They arent running Linux.. Yet.. Im hoping to convince them to try Ark Linux on a few PC's.


Thanks, I'd rather not go with the full Mozilla Suite, but stick to Firefox if possible.

So its supported, just needs a front-end written?

10-02-2004, 05:19 PM
This site (http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/pro/phoenix/) may be of some help to you.