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Instead of using the internal viewer for View Source, an external program can be used. This preference defines the path to the external program.
Possible values and their effects
A path to any executable program.
- view_source.editor.external must be set to true for this preference to take effect.
- If the path doesn't exist or is not executable, the internal viewer will be used.
- External editors may not be able to handle the character sets of some pages.
- Using the external editor file:// URLs will open them from their current location and will be changed when saved. All other URLs will be opened from a temporary location and will not be changed when saved.
First checked in
Has an effect in
- Firefox (1.6a1 and above)