The Firefox Configuration Editor, commonly known as about:config, contains an array of settings that allows you to customize and tweak the browser according to your preference and usability. The majority of the content however, Is not straightforward and any Incorrect edits, can cause significant Instability and/or loss of functionality. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely disable access to the about:config page In Firefox.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. When you type about:config In the address bar In Firefox, a warning message will be displayed as per the Image below. And rightly so, because great care must be taken when deciding to make changes. To enter the Configuration Editor, hit I accept the risk!
You will then see a heap of (advanced) settings, that predominantly do not make much sense to the average user.
Unless you research and know exactly what to apply, you shouldn't make any changes. On the other hand, If you're well-Informed, then go ahead and customize It to your heart's content. However, If you have multiple users sharing your computer, there's nothing stopping them from doing as they please. Well, not until now!
I will demonstrate how to securely disable access, by using a neat little tweak via the Windows Registry Editor. It does Involve quite a few steps, but stay with me and you'll find that the process Is rather simple. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Step One:To access the Registry Editor, open the Run menu, enter regedit and hit OK as shown below.
Step Two:The Registry Editor will now open, so navigate to the following directory.
Then right-click on Policies, and select New > Key.