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Throbber URL

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This article applies to Firefox, Mozilla Suite, and Thunderbird.

Want to change where the throbber throbberii8.gif (or activity indicator) takes you?

Contents

Firefox

  1. Go to about:config (through your Location Bar).
  2. Type throbber into the filter bar.
  3. Right-click on the value for browser.throbber.url and choose "Modify".
  4. Change the value to the URL you would like to be taken to (e.g., http://kb.mozillazine.org).
  5. Restart Firefox if the new setting does not take effect immediately.

Note: Starting in Firefox 2.0, the above method will not work. You will need to install the Throbber Button extension.

Mozilla Suite

You can configure the Mozilla Suite throbber URLs separately for each window. For instance, you could have the Navigator throbber take you to one URL and the Mail & Newsroups throbber take you to a different URL.

  1. Go to about:config (through your Location Bar).
  2. Type throbber into the filter bar.
  3. For each throbber URL that you would like to change (see options below), right-click on the corresponding value and choose "Modify".
  4. Change the value to the URL you would like to be taken to (e.g., http://kb.mozillazine.org).
  5. Restart Mozilla Suite if the new settings do not take effect immediately.

Navigator

browser.throbber.url (Shared)

Mail & Newsgroups

browser.throbber.url (Shared)

Address Book

addressbook.throbber.url

Composer

compose.throbber.url

Editor

editor.throbber.url

IRC Chat

messenger.throbber.url

Thunderbird

Note:  Until bug 309371 is fixed, the instructions below do not work. The bug report has details of a workaround, but it involves hacking Thunderbird's installed files.

Thunderbird has throbbers displayed in the main window, the Compose window, and the Address Book window. You can change the throbber URL for each separately. For each that you want to change, exit Thunderbird and add the appropriate lines of code below into your user.js file, replacing "http://kb.mozillazine.org/" in the examples below with whatever URL you want to use. You can also change these settings through about:config.

Main Window

// Change throbber URL in main window
user_pref("messenger.throbber.url", "http://kb.mozillazine.org/");

Compose window

// Change throbber URL in Compose window
user_pref("compose.throbber.url", "http://kb.mozillazine.org/");

Address Book window

// Change throbber URL in Address Book window
user_pref("addressbook.throbber.url", "http://kb.mozillazine.org/");