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Offline polonus

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Turning geolocation off in Firefox 3.5
« on: August 02, 2009, 07:20:46 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

For those that wanna do this:
The Geolocation feature in Firefox 3.5 can be removed as follows:

Open Firefox 3.5, type "about:config" in the location bar, and search for "geo.enabled". Double click to set this preference to "false",

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« Last Edit: August 02, 2009, 07:23:51 PM by polonus »
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Re: Turning geolocation of in Firefox 3.5
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 07:22:54 PM »
Great, polonus

thank you for that. tweaked ff right away..

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Re: Turning geolocation off in Firefox 3.5
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 07:27:05 PM »
The Geolocation feature in Firefox 3.5 can be removed as follows:
Wat is that?

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Re: Turning geolocation off in Firefox 3.5
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Re: Turning geolocation off in Firefox 3.5
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 07:46:04 PM »
thx...

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Re: Turning geolocation off in Firefox 3.5
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 09:19:13 PM »
Thank you for the info, Polonus.  Other Firefox users might want to know that disabling the Geolocation feature is absolutely unnecessary.  It does not gain a Firefox 3.5 user any additional privacy, since it is 100% opt-in.  No site is given the location of a user's computer unless the user explicitly enables Geolocation for an individual site when the site requests it.  I think it's all explained in the link nmb supplied.

Disabling Geolocation in about:config will merely prevent the user from ever being asked, so I suppose setting it to false would be useful if being asked turns out to be irritating.