Introduce a pref to disable the Firefox Reset notification after uninstall for users who are testing uninstall/reinstall

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: jaws, Assigned: jaws)

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(firefox49 affected)

Details

Some users such as Nightly testers often uninstall and reinstall, and after bug 1095739 they now get a notice each time asking them if they want to refresh Firefox.

We can introduce a simple boolean pref that can be toggled which will disable this feature.

We should keep this feature enabled by default for channels such as Nightly and Aurora/DevEdition because web developers or other early adopters may be using these channels and still think that an uninstall/reinstall will fix some of their perf problems that are actually fixed by doing a Firefox reset.
Actually, there already exists a pref named "browser.disableResetPrompt" that can be set to `true` and it will disable this notification bar. This also covers the notification bar that appears if Firefox goes unused for > 60 days.

We shouldn't need a second pref explicitly for the reinstall case.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Resolution: INVALID → WONTFIX
(In reply to Jared Wein [:jaws] (please needinfo? me) from comment #1)
> Actually, there already exists a pref named "browser.disableResetPrompt"
> that can be set to `true` and it will disable this notification bar. This
> also covers the notification bar that appears if Firefox goes unused for >
> 60 days.
> 
> We shouldn't need a second pref explicitly for the reinstall case.


Hidden pref ?  Not in about:config here using latest m-c build.
Resolution: WONTFIX → FIXED
Resolution: FIXED → WONTFIX
Yes, it's a hidden pref.
(In reply to Jared Wein [:jaws] (please needinfo? me) from comment #3)
> Yes, it's a hidden pref.

OK, fixed..  Thanks.
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