Closed Bug 1671935 Opened 10 months ago Closed 9 months ago

Add a Parent pref to turn on/off the entire new new tab experience

Categories

(Firefox :: New Tab Page, enhancement, P1)

Firefox 84
Desktop
All
enhancement

Tracking

()

VERIFIED FIXED
85 Branch
Tracking Status
firefox84 --- wontfix
firefox85 --- verified

People

(Reporter: ewright, Assigned: prathiksha)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

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(1 file)

There will be one parent pref which -- when on -- will turn on the entire new new tab experience. Each child component will be implemeted with a pref of their own, the component will show if the parent pref is on OR if the child pref is on, for experiment purposes.

browser.newtabpage._______

Assignee: nobody → prathikshaprasadsuman
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #9184333 - Attachment description: Bug 1671935 - Add a Parent pref to turn on/off the entire new new tab experience → Bug 1671935 - Add a parent pref to turn on/off the entire new new tab experience.
Pushed by prathikshaprasadsuman@gmail.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/fa49d5e4c9cf
Add a parent pref to turn on/off the entire new new tab experience. r=ewright
Backout by malexandru@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/3cf3e2c42a0d
Backed out 2 changesets (bug 1671935, bug 1671937) for causing node newtab failures.
Pushed by prathikshaprasadsuman@gmail.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/302fa3ccf9db
Add a parent pref to turn on/off the entire new new tab experience. r=ewright
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 85 Branch
Flags: needinfo?(prathikshaprasadsuman)

Does this need a Beta approval request?

Flags: needinfo?(prathikshaprasadsuman)

(In reply to Ryan VanderMeulen [:RyanVM] from comment #7)

Does this need a Beta approval request?

No, we need this to land in 85.

Flags: needinfo?(prathikshaprasadsuman)

I have verified this enhancement and I can confirm that the "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.newNewtabExperience.enabled" pref is displayed in the "about:config" page. Also, I cand confirm the following:

  • the new "New Tab" experience is turned on when the "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.newNewtabExperience.enabled" pref is switched from "false" to "true"
  • the new "New Tab" experience is turned off when the "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.newNewtabExperience.enabled" pref is switched from "true" to "false"

Verified using the latest Firefox Nightly (85.0a1 Build ID - 20201204094005) installed on Windows 10 x64, Mac 10.15, and Linux Mint 20 x64.

Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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