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Fixing Firefox#

Wed, 06 May 2020 08:52:30 +0000

You can interpret "fixing" here in any of its popular senses.

Presenting one approach for getting from freshly installed Firefox to something you'd actually want to use (preferences, extensions, etc) without tedious manual configuration.

The mechanism:

So it's not wholly automatic but it's pretty close: after running nix-env -r -iA nixos.desktop - which is my usual way of setting up my user environment - I needed to do systemctl --user enable configure-firefox. Yes, I could probably put that in my nixos configuration.nix but then I've coupled my per-user and per-host configuration and I'm not completely certain I want to do that.