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Test Case Description for: Basic Navigation

Author: Sarah Liberman


Dismiss Preferences without making any changes.

Initial Conditions:

Preferences dialog should already be opened in the browser.


  1. Select the Navigator category if isn't already displayed in the right panel of the dialog.
  2. In the "Home page" section, go into the Location textfield and delete its contents.
  3. Enter the URL into the Location textfield.
  4. Dismiss without saving the changes by clicking the Cancel button of the Preferences dialog.
  5. Quit the browser.
  6. Go into your profile directory and view the contents of the prefs.js file (see results below).
  7. Close prefs.js.
  8. Restart the browser and open the Preferences dialog.
  9. Verify the info in the Navigator panel.

Expected Results:

  1. The line in prefs.js beginning with user_pref("browser.startup.homepage" <etcetc>) should not have changed at all.
  2. Upon reopening the Preferences, the Navigator panel should display the previous URL written there.

FYI: The default home page for Mozilla is The default home page for Netscape 6 is


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