I want to suggest to either a) enable Basic Tracking Protection by default in Firefox 57 or b) show a checkbox to enable Basic Tracking Protection on the first page (vertical tab) of Photon's Onboarding Tour to improve page load times and to make marketing even easier (think of Firefox Focus!). I plead for a) because * my perception is that the Basic Protection List doesn't break sites (uBlock Origin does, but it's very very seldom) * the mayority of users don't touch default settings (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Tracking_protection#Telemetry) * a fresh profile with Stylo and Basic Tracking Protection enabled is a superior UX compared to Google Chrome.
The best argument for option b) would be http://www.bild.de for example: Please disable your Ad blocker. Unaware people could be unhappy because they don't find the button to disable tracking protection at first glance. Some visual indroduction to this feature could help here ("Something is missing? Try to temporarily show the blocked junk", bug 1103548).
I think you would do a test with x% of Nightly/Beta users before, to be sure (Like it is done with Stylo just now). Wouldn't it be good to do this in Nightly 57 and Beta 57 and to decide then if it remains for Stable? (If you don't want it for 57, please evaluate to keep this bug opened and just blocking bug 1029886. Thank you.)
hi Peter, Cindy, would you please comment on this one? thank you very much
Darkspirit, thanks for your recommendations! At this point, it is unlikely for us to add new features in the 57 scope. Definitely something to consider for the future roadmap. We do have the private browsing coming up as the first onboarding tour and it will be interesting to see how many users take action on it.
Thank you for your comment! (In reply to chsiang from comment #4) > We do have the private browsing coming up as the first onboarding tour As a regular user, I would be too lazy to open Firefox, click on the menu, open the Private Mode, close the non-private Main window and visit my daily news sites with it. I am even that lazy that I don't open any settings as long everything just works. Computer magazines tell my that this is the porn mode or when I want to try things out without caring about cookies/history. I wouldn't use it for daily browsing because no history is saved then. > and it will be interesting to see how many users take action on it. At the moment the Onboarding tour says "Browse by yourself"+"Show Private Browsing in Menu" which is more like "Just fap right here". xD
Hi Darkspirit, I agree with a lot of the reasons you listed for making Tracking Protection more discoverable. We are actually going to be trying a number of the things you are suggesting in some upcoming experiments. Those experiments include: - A breakage study found in bug 1377563 to better understand how bad breakage is for release users. (eg. is it bad enough to cause a drop in Firefox usage?) - A user retention study to see if making Tracking Protection more discoverable during onboarding (similar to your description) leads to a difference (positive or negative) in overall user retention compared to a control group. We likely won't have results back from these experiments in time to make changes for v57, but rest assured that we will apply the things we learn as soon as we can.
Because we won't add this specifically to v57, I'm going to close this one as WONTFIX, but we will test some alternate approaches.