Menu path: Setup > Sessions > Browser > Browser Global > Advanced
In this area, you can change various settings as well as add or change custom configuration parameters.
You can change the following settings:
Use old search bar
The logo of the search engine currently set will be shown in the search window.
The search engine currently set will not be shown in the search window, and search suggestions will be shown in the drop-down menu. (default)
Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages
Caret browsing is enabled when the browser starts. If caret browsing is enabled, you can navigate with the keyboard in websites without using the mouse. With the insertion mark, you can copy text to the clipboard.
You can enable or disable caret browsing at any time by pressing F7. To prevent caret browsing being disabled, you will also need to enable the Setup > Sessions > Browser > Browser Sessions > [Session Name] > Settings > Hotkeys > Disable Hotkeys for Starting Caret Browsing option.
Caret browsing is not enabled when the browser starts. (default)
Find as you type
Search suggestions that match the characters typed will be shown while you type.
No search suggestions will be shown while you type. (default)
Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page
A message window will be shown as soon as a website tries to get the browser to load another website or reload the current page.
No message window will be shown if a website tries to load another website or reload the current page. (default)
Check my spelling as I type
Off: Your spelling will not be checked while you type.
On for text fields: Your spelling will be checked if you are typing in text fields with multiple lines. (default)
On for text fields and lines: Your spelling will be checked if you are typing in text fields with one line or multiple lines.
You can launch automatic page scrolling by clicking on the middle mouse button to place a scroll symbol in the text and then positioning the mouse pointer above or below the anchor.
Autoscrolling is disabled. (default)
Use smooth scrolling
You can browse through a page using the Page Up/Down keys smoothly as with scrolling.
When you press the Page Up/Down keys, the display will jump immediately. (default)
Disable GStreamer in Browser
GStreamer will not be used to play back videos. This may be a good idea if you experience problems when playing back videos.
We recommend that you disable this option if there is no multimedia codec pack installed on your thin client and you wish to view videos on HTML5 websites.
GStreamer will be used to play back videos.
Disable OpenGL acceleration
Hardware acceleration with OpenGL will not be used. This may be a good idea if you experience problems with OpenGL applications.
Hardware acceleration with OpenGL will be used. (default)
To add a custom preference, proceed as follows:
Changes to the advanced Firefox browser settings can impair its stability, security and speed. IGEL Support is not responsible for problems caused by changing the browser configuration, even if the browser configuration was changed in the IGEL setup.
Custom preferences can also be changed in the browser via about:config. To do this, the Browser Sessions > [Session Name] > Window Settings > Hide Browser Configuration Page option must be disabled.
In this area, you can add custom preferences.
Click to get to the Add dialogue.
In the Add dialogue, you can define the following settings:
Active: Defines whether the preference is active.
The preference is active. (Default)
The preference is not active.
Mode: The mode of the preference.
pref: You can change the value in the browser via about:config. When the browser restarts, this change will be lost and the value set here will be used.
defaultPref: You can change the value in the browser via about:config. When the browser restarts, this change will remain.
lockPref: You cannot change the value in the browser via about:config.
clearPref: You cannot change the value in the browser via about:config and the value will not be shown via about:config.
Custom preference: The name of the custom preference. Example: ui.textSelectBackground
Type: The type of the custom preference.
String: The value is a string of characters.
Integer: The value is a whole number.
Boolean: The value is a Boolean value, i.e. true or false.
Value: The value of the custom preference. The possible entries depend on the Type selected.
Click Ok to add the custom preference.
The custom preference will take effect the next time that the browser is launched.