View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Settings not persisting in Firefox

September 22nd, 2008, 07:05 PM
I have a small problem with Firefox 3.0.1. Any changes I make in the configuration (at about:config) or preferences does not persist. That is, next time I start Firefox, the things I changed are reset to its defaults.

For example, I cannot change my homepage or change the value of browser.backspace_action etc. Even the default bookmarks which I delete come back on next Firefox restart.

I tried reinstalling Firefox, but that has not helped.

I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.


September 22nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
Try reading through this:


Hope that helps!

September 23rd, 2008, 12:06 AM
Hey, that worked perfectly. My prefs.js file was indeed locked up. I wonder why that happened, though. :-k

Thanks a lot!