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Open Chimera downloads automatically Web Browsers
Aranor mentions this hint off of the ChimeraChanga application's Version Trackerinformation panel. Just add the following line to your prefs.js file:
user_pref("", true);
Works for me, but I'm using the 11/22 nightly build. Might work for straight v0.6.
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i know you already know this...
Authored by: rootpoot on Nov 27, '02 11:47:24AM

Leave prefs.js alone. You're not supposed to edit that file, man. It even says so at the top.

Any user preferences should go in user.js.

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i know you already know this...
Authored by: somynona on Nov 30, '02 08:25:35AM

So where's the user.js file?

But how can the pref.js file be system wide when it's located in my user directory?

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um, I don't think you want to do this
Authored by: zach on Nov 27, '02 05:53:25PM

This will open you up to a pretty nasty security hole

See for details

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doesn't sound nasty to me...
Authored by: somynona on Nov 30, '02 08:27:42AM

I'll let you know when I have a problem..... in the mean time I'll save a whole lot of mouse clicking.

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bad idea
Authored by: signal15 on Nov 28, '02 02:13:02AM

This is a stupid idea. It will leave you open to all sorts of nasty things. Why they built this into the browser in the first place is beyond me, haven't they learned from Microsoft's mistakes?

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bad idea
Authored by: stewby on Nov 29, '02 08:19:04AM

Yes, they have. It's not auto-enabled, and you have to manually edit a pref file to turn it on, which means the people likely to do it are probably people who understand the security risk.

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