Firefox & Windows registry

It might sound silly, but would it not be possible for Firefox to support the reading of configuration files from the Windows registry. I understand that they want to keep their XML based config files in the application directory in order to retain cross-platform compatibility. If Firefox could read it’s settings from the registry on, for instance, its first execution of the session, and then write the data to its XML config files, then you would have a way of controlling Firefox settings through the Group Policy components of Windows Active Directory. You’d be retaining cross-platform compatibility, and gaining the fine grain control afforded by Active Directory without unsightly and ungainly login scripts for each user or computer group.
Maybe I’ve got the wrong end of the stick, or maybe I’m just dreaming. 🙂

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