Ubuntu MATE Start page are overriding users' preferences.

Bug #1605887 reported by Luke Horwell on 2016-07-23
This bug affects 29 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-mate-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The settings used to set the default Ubuntu MATE home page are currently always overriding the users' preferences, which defeats achieving a good user experience.

Steps to re-produce:

1) Open Firefox to the preferences page.
2) Set the home page to a different URL.
3) Close all instances of Firefox.
4) Open Firefox again, the Ubuntu MATE Start page has overwritten the preferences.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-mate-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-mate-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Dave Stroud (bigdavesr) wrote :

Sorry but I think the importance should be set to high.

vmc (vmclark) wrote :

The only solution is to change to desired location here: /usr/lib/firefox/ubuntumate.cfg

frenchy82 (cartes) wrote :

You can delete too this line in the file and firefox will works like it should

Dick Barmann (reb68) wrote :

I have that line in a terminal.How can I change or delete it.

GeorgeVita (f-ubantu-g) wrote :

How to delete the "sticky" homepage:

Open a terminal window (ctrl-alt-t) and run:
gksudo pluma /usr/lib/firefox/ubuntumate.cfg

Enter your password, delete home page configuration line, save, exit.
Finally, set your homepage from preferences menu within firefox.

Dave Stroud (bigdavesr) wrote :

this is now occurring in gnome 17.04.

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