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    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
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    Firefox settings

    I will be upgrading my pc to a dell xps 13 laptop. How can I use the same firefox settings that was used on my pc that I modified in about:config on my firefox browser on my Dell laptop?

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    Copy your profile from the old computer to the new one.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferri...file_-_Firefox

    If you only want the about:config, copy the prefs.js file over.
    http://www.mytechguide.org/97/easily...onfig-firefox/

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    What is the difference between the 2 profiles? I know add-ons modify the setting of a profile. Is the prefs.js file only a profile of settings that I just modified? If not, is there a way to backup and copy settings in a profile that I just modified?

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    What 2 profiles? You're copying your old profile to the new profile.

    Like I said, prefs.js is only the about:config settings. It won't have your addons or other settings.

    The link I posted also mentions backing up profiles.

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    Midknyte, I find the prefs.js file when I clicked help/troubleshooting information at top of browser. How come when I searched my c drive for that file, I couldn't find it?

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    As they links mention, prefs.js is in your profile folder. The second link tells you exactly how to find it.

    How come when I searched my c drive for that file, I couldn't find it?
    What did you use to search? Were you looking in your profile folder or not?

    I find the prefs.js file when I clicked help/troubleshooting information at top of browser.
    Did you click on the "Show Folder" button next to Profile folder? That takes you right to the Profile folder. That's where prefs.js is.

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    Midknyte, yea I found it. As I mentioned before, I found it when I clicked help/troubleshooting information at top of browser per instructions in your link. I was just wondering why I couldn't find it when I just did a search of my c drive for the file.

    Also, I always had my firefox browser configured to open tabs from last session. I have a lot of saved tabs. Is that ok to do "every" time you open the browser?

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    I was just wondering why I couldn't find it when I just did a search of my c drive for the file.
    How are you searching for the file? You know that AppData is a hidden folder, right? That's why they tell you to use the %Appdata% path to search for the folder.

    Type %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\Profiles and click on OK or press Enter.

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