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Setting hidden preferences in Camino Web Browsers
I can't take credit for this because I was told of its existence by Simon Fraser, a Camino (previously called Chimera) developer. There are hidden preferences in Camino that can be set via a special user.js preferences file. The file needs to be created in this path: ~/Library -> Application Support -> Chimera -> Profiles -> default -> random.slt, where random.slt is uniquely named for each user (for security reasons).

The user.js file can contain different settings for preference variables (thus over-riding prefs.js settings), as well as some other "hidden" settings. In my case, I wanted to recover the ability to download files with a save window that allows me to select a different directory each time. So I made a file called user.js in the noted directory, and put the following single line in it:
user_pref("browser.download.autoDownload", false);
As far as I know, this one is not documented anywhere.

[robg adds: This hint is kind of the "parent hint" to a number of others concerning Chimera's hidden preferences; this search URL will return a list of 12 previous hints that mention some hidden Camino preference settings. The Camino "hidden preferences" page referenced above is a bit of a tease; they list three hidden settings and then basically tell you to go explore on your own ;-).]
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Setting hidden preferences in Camino
Authored by: Greedo on Apr 07, '03 10:35:11AM

Since Camino is based on Mozilla, I'd be surprised if the many hidden Mozilla preferences didn't also apply to Camino.

A Google search will turn up lots of sites with hints.



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Can this be done with Safari?
Authored by: parsec on Apr 07, '03 07:27:57PM

I'd like to be able to do the same in Safari, e.g. ctrl-click on a link or a picture and save it to the folder of my choice...
TIA if anyone knows how.



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Setting hidden preferences in Camino
Authored by: Kristo on May 09, '03 06:27:35AM

I wondered if someone know how I can skip the password and username box in Camino when I open pages that are password-protected, and the password is in my keychain. I know that Safari does this automaticly.



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