OK, a few things I’ve noticed about the Arkenfox profiles setup:
It reinstalls your plugins every time you open the window. This is very annoying because download helper always pops up a tab to congratulate you for installing it (after taking 5 to 10 seconds to re-download for the nth time). It generally pops up halfway through my typing the URL I am interested in, and of course it seizes keyboard focus mid-URL. I was trying to avoid gratuitous stupid tabs like this.
If this is a disposable template, why are we disabling that stuff? It supposedly CANNOT do us any lasting harm.
- even though the settings clearly say google search, etc. aren’t being installed they still show up in the running window as choices. In fact, I haven’t figured out how to COMPLETELY DISABLE search from the address bar. [To be sure there may be no such way. Damn Firefox for putting that “feature” in and replacing autocompleting of an incomplete URL.] Oh, you can put a SEPARATE search bar in, but that doesn’t make the URL field NOT a search field. In fact, right now my address field (in a window I just opened) shows google, and everything else that’s supposedly disabled, as an option at the bottom of the dropdown when I put the cursor in the URL-and-dammit-search bar.
Part of the problem with this whole schema is if you don’t know what Firefox named the settings you can’t adjust the ones not already referenced in the template. That’s on Firefox for being obscure, though, not on anyone here.
So in sum, I wonder why I bothered with this. It gives me a non-functional page most of the time (blank when I visit a website) so I end up having to use a regular window to go visit, and it STILL isn’t clean by my lights.