STR: 1. Turn on privacy.trackingprotection.ui.enabled in about:config 2. Open a new private browsing window. 3. Click "Preferences" to inspect your tracking protection settings. ACTUAL RESULTS: - In step 2, the new Private Browsing window says, in huge text... You're browsing privately Now with Tracking Protection But, as I discover in step 3, I am actually *not* browsing with tracking protection. (IIUC, the pref to turn on tracking-protection in private browsing mode will eventually be enabled by default. Still -- for those who disable it, or who have it disabled for them by their enterprise or an addon or whatever, it seems bad that we'll still be misleadingly saying "You're browsing [...] with Tracking Protection" in new private browsing windows.)
I think the *intent* of the current language is to say "...by the way, tracking protection is now also available, and on by default in PB mode"!) But right now, that subtlety is missing, and it comes off as just saying "You're browsing...with tracking protection", which may or may not actually be true.
(I am not a wordsmith, but one possible tweak that might nudge this in the direction of correctness would be to add "available" at the end of the sentence. [maybe only when the PB-tracking-protection pref is disabled, if you like] So e.g. "Now with Tracking Protection available" That's still probably not great, but it reduces the implication that the feature is turned on (which is good because this page doesn't actually know if it's turned on or not).
Hi Daniel, I actually brought up the case you've noticed and after some discussion the user experience team came up with an alternative design to use for the page in that case, which has been implemented in bug 1177156, that just landed on mozilla-central. The new design retains the same text in the upper area, and we're providing a button to re-enable Tracking Protection if it has been disabled. I don't know if this handles your concerns, but if you have suggestions for further improvements then Aislinn Grigas from user experience is the person you want to talk to.
Thanks, Paolo - that sounds great, and it addresses the misleading implication that I filed this bug about. Duping.