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Webconverger addon for Firefox

Curated by Mike Kaply @mikekaply

The common idea is to limit the Firefox browser to functions for kiosk style (non-personal) browsing. Limit most Firefox features to convey simplicity, familiarity and principle of least astonishment.

Used in "Enterprise" deployments, schools, libraries, signs, shops and banks! shows how it is used in the Webconverger Linux distribution.


Found a way to circumvent the extension? Please let us know!

Many thanks to security researcher and "kiosk hacker" Paul Craig for his review.

Mozilla addons listing

Testing on Archlinux

Copy preferences to /usr/lib/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/webc.js.

Webconverger preferences

Basic Proxy authentication

When used together:

  • extensions.webconverger.proxyusername
  • extensions.webconverger.proxypassword

Neon bg.png when network lost

Ensure the symlink is present:

/etc/webc/extensions/neon/content/bg.png -> /home/webc/bg.png
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