How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox  


  1. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox


    This is helpful if you don't really like the new About:config page in Firefox, and want the previous compact one back.

    about:config in the URL box currently gives the redesigned page:

    First.....

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox-2020-02-14_09h06_17.png

    then you have to click Show All to get

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox-2020-02-14_09h06_45.png

    Instead of using about:config in the URL, use chrome://global/content/config.xhtml

    gets you the old one:

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox-2020-02-14_09h09_36.png

    Source: https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-res...VG+%28AskVG%29
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  2. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #2

    f14tomcat said:
    chrome://global/content/config.xhtml
    Much more user friendly, especially creating new entries!

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  3. Posts : 56,676
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       #3

    Edwin said:
    Much more user friendly, especially creating new entries!

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  4. Posts : 1,778
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       #4

    I'm thinking, now how do I go about saving the new link when the about:config address is just that about:config ?

    Here's what I did;
    I went to where I saved the about:config bookmark, right clicked on it and opened Properties at the bottom.
    Then pasted chrome://global/content/config.xhtml in the blank location box and when tested it opens the old style about:config.

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox-new-about-config.png

    Thanks for catching the fix TC
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  5. Posts : 56,676
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       #5

    Anak said:
    I'm thinking, now how do I go about saving the new link when the about:config address is just that about:config ?

    Here's what I did;
    I went to where I saved the about:config bookmark, right clicked on it and opened Properties at the bottom.
    Then pasted chrome://global/content/config.xhtml in the blank location box and when tested it opens the old style about:config.

    How to get the old about:config page back in Firefox-new-about-config.png

    Thanks for catching the fix TC
    Just passing it on, I like the old one better, too. Nice bookmark mod!
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  6. Posts : 1,778
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       #6

    Thanks TC, I adjust a lot of bookmarks when the target changes for one reason or another I'd believe this would work even if there was a url there, all I'd do is paste over it.
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  7. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #7

    about:restartrequired is another handy one for Firefox.
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  8. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #8

    Another handy one for Firefox:

    chrome://browser/content/places/places.xhtml

    Opens 'Library' in a tab...

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