Closed Bug 1555170 Opened 7 months ago Closed 6 months ago

Sync 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' and '…make personalized extension recommendations' settings

Categories

(Firefox :: Sync, enhancement, P3)

67 Branch
enhancement

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 69
Tracking Status
firefox69 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: john.boyer, Assigned: a.polivanchuk, Mentored)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: good-first-bug)

Attachments

(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

Steps to reproduce:

Uncheck the spyware options:

  • Allow Firefox to install and run studies
  • Allow Firefox to make personalized extension recommendations

Log into your Firefox account on a new device with preferences being synced.

Actual results:

The options were rechecked when using Firefox on a new device, forcing the user to uncheck the invasive options each time.

Expected results:

The options should have remained unchecked as they should be saved and synced.

Blocks: syncmore
Type: defect → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Sync
Summary: 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' option does not get saved to Firefox profile → Sync 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' and '…make personalized extension recommendations' settings

Sure, we can sync these by default. In the meantime, you can sync them yourself by adding Boolean prefs for services.sync.prefs.sync.app.shield.optoutstudies.enabled and services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.discovery.enabled. To do that, open about:config, copy-paste each one into the search box, then "Add".

Mentor: lina
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: good-first-bug
Priority: -- → P3

(In reply to Lina Cambridge (she/her) [:lina] from comment #1)

open about:config

That is, enter it into the address bar.

copy-paste each one into the search box, then "Add".

In Firefox 67 (the current release), right-click somewhere in the lower pane, choose New, then Boolean. Enter the preference names from comment 1 and set true as their value.

If you don't mind I'd like to test and fix it :)

Assignee: nobody → artem
Pushed by kcambridge@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/781791b985b7
Sync 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' and '…make personalized extension recommendations' settings r=lina
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 69
QA Whiteboard: [qa-69b-p2]
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