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- 2006-10-24: Preferential 0.8.2 has been released. This works with Firefox 2.0.0.* releases.
- 2006-02-10: Preferential 0.8.1 has been released. This works with Firefox 1.5.0.* releases.
- 2006-01-13: Preferential 0.8 has been released. This works with Firefox 1.5/Thunderbird 1.5, as well as updating a handful of preferences.
- There are well over 1100 preferences for the base Mozilla package, not counting custom preferences created for other projects or extensions. So far, we have documented around 65% and could do with more help. If you would like to help with this task, please contact GuruJ.
- If you find any bugs with Preferential, please file a new Bugzilla report to help.
- Give feedback on Preferential on the Notes page, or contact GuruJ directly.
Welcome to Preferential! The Preferential project aims to provide a comprehensive resource for finding Mozilla preference documentation. It is also a popular Mozilla extension that provides all Gecko-based products (eg. Mozilla Suite, Firebird & Thunderbird) with a simple, accessible GUI to use when browsing and modifying preferences set within that product.
All user feedback is welcome. Visit the notes page to submit a comment. Alternatively, please consider posting directly to the public.mozdev.preferential newsgroup, or writing directly to GuruJ@mbox.com.au.
- Descriptions for 650+ Mozilla preferences embedded within the product. The descriptions are also available online.
- The preference information is pulled directly from the @mozilla.org/preferences-service;1 XPCOM component, so the preference list is always complete.
- Reads descriptions of preferences from an RDF datasource which can be localized as required. This provides additional support to users when modifying the multitude of preferences made available by the various Gecko browsers.
- Provides helpful hints about possible
options for preferences. This is available for those preferences which
have a limited, fully enumerated set of values (eg. Always (0),
Sometimes (1), Never (2)).
(Note that many preferences do not yet contain hint or description text. If you would like to help generate these listings, please contact GuruJ.)
- Search function that allows you to search for a text string in preference names, descriptions and values.
Eventually, it is hoped Preferential will sport a GUI interface for browsing the 'chrome' directory. This allows people to easily view text, replace images and generally hack the interface even more.