Config.use system prefs

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This preference controls whether Mozilla applications read certain system preferences from the OS. The only OSes currently supported are those that are Gnome-based such as Ubuntu and Fedora Core. The preferences read:

Possible values and their effects


Read the above preferences from the OS.


Read the above preferences internally. (Default)


  • This preference only has an effect on Gnome-based OSes.

First checked in

2003-06-09 by Bolian Yin

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since 7.2 on Gnome-based OSes)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.5a on Gnome-based OSes)
  • Firefox (all versions since 0.7 on Gnome-based OSes)
  • Firefox (all versions on Gnome-based OSes)
  • Thunderbird (all versions on Gnome-based OSes)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions on Gnome-based OSes)

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