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Avoid a Google Browser Sync startup bug with Firefox
Authored by: codingismy11to7 on Jun 29, '06 11:23:11AM

Putting Firefox in an encrypted disk image still leaves your passwords unencrypted in a file in your home directory. Adding a master password in FF encrypts those on disk.



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Indeed, a non-hint
Authored by: leamanc on Jun 29, '06 10:10:37PM

Encrypting the Firefox application itself does nothing. As the above poster mentions, Firefox stores your settings--including passwords--in your home directory, no matter where you run it from.



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Avoid a Google Browser Sync startup bug with Firefox
Authored by: el bid on Jun 30, '06 02:27:54PM

Not much of a problem. Move the ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox directory to the encrypted drive and then symbolic link (ln -s source target) it from there back to its original position. Now all the bookmarks, prefs and whatever will only be accessible while the encrypted drive is mounted.



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Avoid a Google Browser Sync startup bug with Firefox
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 05, '06 11:54:12AM

Thanks, folks. Part of the beauty of this site is the part where you correct my hint or point out things I hadn't thought of yet -- I appreciate it!

I think I might try the symlink el bid mentions. I was also glad to learn of Portable Firefox, which I'll also try. Whichever solution gives me the least troubles with updating extensions and Firefox updates, I'll probably stick with.



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