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Tuesday November 12th, 2002

Doron Rosenberg writes in with some information about the latest updates to DevEdge, the Netscape site that promotes Web standards and Mozilla technologies.


#3 Why user user.js and not prefs.js?

by eiseli

Tuesday November 12th, 2002 11:14 PM

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My question might sound dumb to you, but what's the exact reason? If Mozilla is closed and I know what I do, is the problem while editing prefs.js directly? And if Mozilla is not closed, there's no danger either, since it just overwrites my changes.

Ok, don't edit prefs.js directly but edit user.js. I got the message. But in order to remember that, I must know a good reason for that. And just poking around NOT to do that without giving a reason misses the point. No offense, Johann, but if you want people to stop doing that, they need a compelling reason.