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Firefox CCK

May 12th, 2006 at 4:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointLink

Most ISPs can now have the upper hand by providing their customers with a customized version of Firefox. The extension is a wizard that takes them step-by-step on making an extension that changes their Firefox to match how they want it distributed.

The changes you can make to the browser are as follows:

  • Add identifer to the user agent string
  • Change the default home page and startup override home page
  • Change the title bar text
  • Change the animated logo
  • Change the web page and tooltip used for the animated logo
  • Add a help menu item that links to a web page
  • Provide sites for which popups and XPInstalls are allowed by default
  • Preinstall browser plug-ins
  • Preinstall search engines
  • Add folders, bookmarks and live bookmarks to the personal toolbar
  • Add folders, bookmarks and live bookmarks to the bookmarks folder
  • Set default preferences
  • Lock preferences
  • Add registry keys (Windows only)
  • Add certificates (See NOTE below)
  • Set default proxy configurations
  • Package other XPIs with your distribution
  • Disable about:config

If I was a web hosting company, I would be jumping all over this by providing a slick user theme and add the company logo to the browser. The Firefox CCK extension can make quick work for a Firefox client distribution.

Rating: 4/5.