Identifying Preferences Names in Firefox

One question I get a lot is how to associate a preference option that you see in the Firefox preferences with the name of a preference to set or lock.

To make getting that information easier, I’ve made a very simple extension called Pref Helper that when installed highlights any item that has a corresponding preference in blue and shows that preference when you right click on the item. This should make it easy to find the preference name you are looking for.

Then you can set or lock it with the CCK2.

You can download it here.

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7 thoughts on “Identifying Preferences Names in Firefox

  1. The idea looks promising. Hosting your extension on and some screenshots will help getting more attention.

  2. Hi there Kaply, how your day going? I’m a big fan of your add-on Keyword Search! 🙂

    Anyways, this sound like a wonderful add-on, but sadly I can’t install it in Pale Moon (an Open Source web browser forked off from the Firefox/Mozilla code) v25.7.3. Would you be willing to lower your requirement version to 24.0 or target us as an independent browser because “Pale Moon is not Firefox and never will be again?” Our GUID is {8de7fcbb-c55c-4fbe-bfc5-fc555c87dbc4} if could please ad this in your install.rdf file.

    Best regards,

  3. hi, i cannot find a contact button anywehere on page, so i type my question here.

    apart from the pref ID program you made, do you also offer a solution that can ie. add a SAVE and IMPORT / restore button in the about:config page of mozilla, so i can export my preferences and restore them when i need to do so ?

    i frequently loose them when i re-install firefox etc. and need a solution so it can work on pc and mac platforms as well