[blfs-support] New ads on the New Tab page

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Fri Nov 21 14:04:48 PST 2014


> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:13 -0300
> From: Fernando de Oliveira <famobr at yahoo.com.br>
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at lists.linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] New ads on the New Tab page
>
> On 20-11-2014 19:28, akhiezer wrote:
> >> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:54:48 -0300
> >> From: Fernando de Oliveira
> >> To: BLFS Support List
> >> Subject: [blfs-support] New ads on the New Tab page
>
> >> How to disable these ads:
> >>
> >> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2848017/how-to-get-rid-of-firefoxs-new-ads-on-the-new-tab-page.html
>
>
> > Also useful to know, is what config-file(s) and setting(s) handle
> > the feature; not least for auto-config of such files, rather than
> > death-by-a-thousand-clicks.
> > 
> > Had a quick web-srch, but nada; and haven't installed the update to have
> > a look.
> > 
> > D'you happen to know that info? No probs of course if not; guess it'll be
> > clear in time.
>
> No, but I agree with you, it would be fine to remove then (optional
> instructions in the book, of course), during build.
>


Perhaps of use (I see the other posts re ff src-code):
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* browser.newtabpage.directory.ping = ""	# see ref 1, below.
  or = "https://127.0.0.1" , &c.	# refs 2 & 3, below.
* browser.newtabpage.directory.source = "data:application/json,{}"	# ref 1 .
  or = "https://127.0.0.1"	# refs 2 & 3 .
* browser.newtabpage.enabled = false	# see also ref 4 .
* browser.newtabpage.enhanced = false	# see also ref 4 .
* ?(browser.newtabpage.introShown = false	# ref 2 .)
* ?(browser.newtab.preload = false	# ref 2 .)
* ?maybe want to nail-down some other 'browser.newtabpage.*' vars.
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Refs:
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1. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Tiles/Technical_Documentation
   ( == https://wiki.mozilla.org/Directory_Tiles )
   Also, foot of page contains links to relevant source files.
2.a. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2888321
  b. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2888321&start=15
3. https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2malc2/mozillas_new_firefox_browser_will_track_your/
4. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1037091#c7
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hth,

akh





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