Today you have a good number of web browsers around that give you wonderful browsing experiences. Most of these browsers provide a very user-friendly internet surfing experience and features. In addition to working online (when connected to the Internet), many of these web browser programs have the ability to work offline, meaning, you can still use the browser even when there is no internet connection. They make use of cached web pages to access data. These cache pages are located in the temporary internet files folder on your computer hard disk, for quick loading of viewed web pages.
Mozilla Firefox has such a similar automatic offline-management feature that when enabled will set the status of the computer automatically. When this feature is enabled, Firefox automatically switches to offline mode whenever your computer is disconnected from the internet. Similarly, it goes into the online mode as soon as your computer reconnects to the internet. By default, the offline-management feature is disabled in Firefox 4 version. This feature can be enabled with a hidden setting. You might have different Mozilla Firefox problems, but many common issues can be fixed easily if you follow the right troubleshooting steps.
Instructions to setup offline-management feature in Firefox
- Launch the Mozilla Firefox internet browser.
- Type in “About:config” into the address bar and press the Enter key.
- You will get a warning page display with a button “I’ll Be Careful, I Promise“. Click on it.
- Go to the filter box at the top of the About:config page, and type in “network.manage“.
- Next step is to create the “network.manage-offline-status” preference. Normally you can find it in the search results. If you do not see it there, just right-click on the page and select “New” > “String” from the popup menu. Type in “network.manage-offline-status” into the box and press the Enter key. This will create the “network.manage-offline-status” preference.
- Once you have created the “network.manage-offline-status” preference, right-click on it. Select “Toggle” from the popup menu to change the setting to false if it’s set to true.
Now you know how you can toggle the settings for offline-management feature in Mozilla Firefox. So make it a point to learn some of these troubleshooting steps to avoid many such Mozilla Firefox problems. The Help menu included with the browser contains useful tips that will help you troubleshoot many such similar problems associated with the browser.