Bug 24409 - Retrieve the default Firefox homepage when the browser is launched
Summary: Retrieve the default Firefox homepage when the browser is launched
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: All Packagers
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Reported: 2019-02-23 14:24 CET by Jean Michel Varvou
Modified: 2019-04-06 09:52 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Source RPM: firefox
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Screenshot of the problem : Homepage Firefox (310.44 KB, image/png)
2019-02-23 14:25 CET, Jean Michel Varvou
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Preferences Firefox for Home (42.39 KB, image/png)
2019-02-23 14:26 CET, Jean Michel Varvou
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Default homepage desired (works for a new tab) (120.42 KB, image/png)
2019-02-23 14:27 CET, Jean Michel Varvou
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Description Jean Michel Varvou 2019-02-23 14:24:32 CET
Description of problem:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Retrieve the default homepage when the browser is launched.

When you launch Firefox, you get the mageia.org site as your home page instead of the Firefox site (search area, shortcut to websites). This operation is problematic because the user cannot use Firefox options to restore this default behavior except for the launch of a new tab. At this stage, when opening the browser, you can either force a site to display via its url or have a blank page.

It seems to me more suitable to promote mageia.org and this in order not to disturb our users, either to rely on the MageiaWelcome tool, or to have a shortcut on the home page by default firefox. 


Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run firefox with a new profile (firefox -p) to restore default operation
Comment 1 Jean Michel Varvou 2019-02-23 14:25:26 CET
Created attachment 10777 [details]
Screenshot of the problem : Homepage Firefox
Comment 2 Jean Michel Varvou 2019-02-23 14:26:43 CET
Created attachment 10778 [details]
Preferences Firefox for Home
Comment 3 Jean Michel Varvou 2019-02-23 14:27:39 CET
Created attachment 10779 [details]
Default homepage desired (works for a new tab)
Comment 4 Nicolas Lécureuil 2019-02-23 17:56:22 CET
ok i understand, 

what would be nice would be to not modify "Firefox home" but create a new default page "Mageia Home"

I am right ?

CC: (none) => mageia

Comment 5 Jean Michel Varvou 2019-02-24 06:32:32 CET
Hi Nicolas

Yes, to correct the anomaly, the easiest way is probably to choose the solution to create a Mageia homepage without altering the firefox homepage.
Comment 6 Marja Van Waes 2019-02-24 11:01:06 CET
Assigning to all packagers collectively, since there is no registered maintainer for Firefox.

Summary: Retrieve the default homepage when the browser is launched => Retrieve the default Firefox homepage when the browser is launched
Source RPM: (none) => firefox
CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => pkg-bugs

Comment 7 Jean Michel Varvou 2019-04-06 09:52:01 CEST
Hi

In the meantime, the workaround to the problem is as follows:

1) At the url bar, enter "about:config"
2) Search for the variable "browser.startup.homepage"
3) Replace the value of the variable set to "data:text/plain,browser.startup.homepage=https://www.mageia.org/" with "about:home"
4)Save the change.

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