changes to cck2 firefox 35

Changes to CCK 2 usage with Firefox 35

Hello again. Apologies in advance for another blog on Firefox but with a combination of frequent updates and Mozilla (again) changing where the files need to be placed to use CCK, I felt it was needed.

*Sigh* Firefox is starting to feel like Adobe Flash Player… [/personal whine]. To take full advantage of this blog, please open this page in another tab too.

Introduction

Firefox Version: 35.0.0
CCK Version: 2.0.9
Date written: 15/01/15

The first of the latest change was actually with version 34, where the Mozilla developers changed where the “/Defaults/Firefox/Contents/Resources/defaults/pref” files go. These were shifted to “./Firefox.app/Contents/Resources/” instead of “./Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/”.

With the latest version (v35), now ALL of the CCK produced files need to go into this new location.

First: Credit where credit is due

Previously, I’ve had to discover the majority of this information through trial and error and a lot of Googling, hence my effort to document my findings. However, at the start of December I found I wasn’t alone! A thread on JAMF Nation started by Tim Arnold documented the changes to CCK use with Firefox version 34.

Following on from this, a number of others contributed to show their own methods and information for CCK 2 usage, including that for Firefox version 35 once released.

It is from this forum thread the vast majority of the information below has been obtained.

So…what’s new?

Right, to prepare Firefox v35 for deployment, firstly I recommend following my previous blog “Locking down Firefox with CCK 2” until step 47.

Here, replace step 47 with:

Navigate to the “Contents” > “Resources” folder within the bundle.

This new location will have all of the usual files previously located in “Contents” > “MacOS”. Once here, dump / install the CCK 2 files as directed in the remainder of the previous post. It should result in something like the below screenshot (depending on the lock downs you’ve configured):

change to cck2 firefox 35

Testing

This new location will have all of the usual files previously located in “Contents” > “MacOS”. Once here, dump / install the CCK 2 files as directed in the remainder of the previous post. It should result in something like the below screenshot (depending on the lock downs you’ve configured):

Summary

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest in a line of never ending Firefox posts! : P

As always, if you have any questions, queries or comments, let us know below and I’ll try to respond to and delve into as many as I can.

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3 Replies to "Changes to CCK 2 usage with Firefox 35"

  • cashxx

    Would be nice just to see Mozilla support CCK better and just put a CCK folder and its files in /Resources and be done. So in other words, just ship Firefox with a CCK folder under Resources and then just drop all the CCK files under that CCK folder and be done.

    Seems more difficult than it should be!

  • Darren Wallace

    Hi Cashxx.

    Thanks for the reply. I have to say I do agree! Ideally if like it to support standard .plist files like most Mac apps. That way it could be managed with a profile or mcx.

    I haven’t read an Dev notes but it does seem strange that they have changed it again.

    Anyway, I hope it helped!

    Darren

  • Filip Stanojevic

    Dear ,Darren Wallace

    I need you help for something else, can you help me out with ” How to put a cck.xpi in the Firefox-setup, can you e-mail me ”

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