Does anyone know what file Firefox uses, on a Mac, to trigger a startup in safe mode? I am on a Mac, and I have not been able to find out what Firefox does to mark that it needs to start up in Safe Mode. There have been methods to bypass safe mode, but I am looking for a way to nip it in the bud before the program launches.
It uses a command line argument, not a file. I believe this to be true on Firefox compiled for macs too.
$ firefox --help Usage: firefox [ options ... ] [URL] where options include: X11 options --display=DISPLAY X display to use --sync Make X calls synchronous --g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal Firefox options -h or -help Print this message. -v or -version Print Firefox version. -P <profile> Start with <profile>. -migration Start with migration wizard. -ProfileManager Start with ProfileManager. -no-remote Open new instance, not a new window in running instance. -UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale. -safe-mode Disables extensions and themes for this session. -jsconsole Open the Error console. -browser Open a browser window. -new-window <url> Open <url> in a new window. -new-tab <url> Open <url> in a new tab. -preferences Open Preferences dialog. -search <term> Search <term> with your default search engine. -private Enable private browsing mode. -private-toggle Toggle private browsing mode. -setDefaultBrowser Set this app as the default browser.