Wishlist Group Policy Settings: browser.urlbar.suggest.searches and browser.urlbar.searchSuggestionsChoice

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 68

Status

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defect
P2
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
6 months ago
20 days ago

People

(Reporter: mark, Assigned: mkaply)

Tracking

63 Branch
Firefox 68
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox68 verified)

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Description

6 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

Steps to reproduce:

I would like to control browser.urlbar.searchSuggestionsChoice and browser.urlbar.suggest.searches by Group Policy (Registry DWord).

Suggestions from any Search Engine should be disabled because of GDPR, at least it should be controlled centrally with Group Policy.



Expected results:

Open GPEditor, import ADMx, set and configure value.
Group: firefox-core-security
Component: Untriaged → Enterprise Policies
Priority: -- → P3
Reporter

Comment 1

4 months ago

Sorry, P3 is probably a wrong level of priority.

Compare this to Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/privacy/manage-connections-from-windows-operating-system-components-to-microsoft-services)

Site guessing by the searchengine produces data, which I probably want to keep, just because of Privacy reasons!

I can disable this possibility in IE, Edge and Chrome by Group Policy. Firefox is not enterprise ready, if it can not be controlled like any other Browser. "No Control on FF" is an argument PRO Chrome.

To me, full functional Group Policy capability is P1. Otherwise FF will stay at Home and Endusers.

Just my 2 cents.
Mark

Ok, agreed. I'll bump it to P2 (P1 is reserved for bugs on existing policies, regressions or things already in progress)

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: P3 → P2
Assignee

Comment 3

4 months ago

browser.urlbar.searchSuggestionsChoice is unused except for migration. I'm going to use this bug to add policies for all of the address bar search policies

browser.urlbar.suggest.searches (Search suggestions)
browser.urlbar.suggest.openpage (Open Tabs)
browser.urlbar.suggest.history (Browser History)
browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark (Bookmarks)

For my reference, name of policy on Chrome is:

SearchSuggestEnabled

Open question is should all four prefs be controlled by the one policy? Are all of these items considered "SearchSuggest" or does search suggest specifically refer to getting search keyword suggestions?

Assignee: nobody → mozilla
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Assignee

Comment 4

4 months ago

To answer my own question, I think it should turn off everything (especially history). In an enterprise scenario on a shared computer, you don't want random results coming up.

Reporter

Comment 5

4 months ago

From the idea of data privacy, suggestion from your local /cahced history and bookmaks are ok. Thats how Chrome, IE and Edge handle it. For me it´s the Search suggestion by search engine, the others are optional. It could be one Policy containing 4 parts with a checkboy and the damin can decide.

Assignee

Comment 7

2 months ago

With our new pref policies, this is much easier.

I've added the main policy - SearchSuggestEnabled - to emulate Chrome.

I've added the additional items as preferences policies if people want them.

Comment 8

2 months ago
Pushed by mozilla@kaply.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/2e24668fe392
Add policies for search suggestions. r=Felipe,flod

Comment 9

2 months ago
bugherder
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 68
Flags: qe-verify+
QA Contact: emil.ghitta

This issue is verified fixed using Firefox 68.0b5 (BuildId:20190527103257) on Windows 10 64bit, macOS 10.14 and Ubuntu 18.04 64bit.

Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Flags: qe-verify+
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