Remove "Warning Messages" settings button from Preferences --> Security

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 3.7a1

Status

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defect
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Dolske, Assigned: Ehsan)

Tracking

({useless-UI})

Trunk
Firefox 3.7a1
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
in-litmus +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(status1.9.1 wontfix)

Details

(Whiteboard: [killthem])

Attachments

(2 attachments)

Reporter

Description

10 years ago
This was added as a way to undo (bring back) these warning messages. But, realistically, the warnings are annoying as heck and no one is going to use this UI. Uncommon prefs stuff that's taking up space should be removed.
Reporter

Updated

10 years ago
Whiteboard: [killthem]

Comment 2

10 years ago
And my axe.
What about overzealous anonymous/security users who browse cautiously?
(In reply to comment #3)
> What about overzealous anonymous/security users who browse cautiously?

I don't think we're talking about removing the prefs, we're talking about removing the dialog. In my conference/blogging/bug life, I actually come across a significant number of people who turn these back on, but there's a difference between supporting that... zeal, and promoting it in our preferences UI.

We protect our users' privacy - that's a top tier priority for Firefox - so in general I'm averse to taking away tools to help them specify their privacy preferences. But none of these dialogs are ones we'd WANT most users to turn on, because the nuisance would outweigh the benefit for any except the most diligent. If we don't want most users to change those prefs, it doesn't make sense to give them screen real estate, I agree.
Keywords: useless-UI
Assignee

Comment 5

10 years ago
Posted patch PatchSplinter Review
Assignee: nobody → ehsan.akhgari
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #401615 - Flags: review?(dao)
Attachment #401615 - Flags: review?(dao) → review+
Assignee

Comment 6

10 years ago
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/db34a748d7dc
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Flags: wanted-firefox3.6?
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3.7a1
Assignee

Updated

10 years ago
Attachment #401615 - Flags: approval1.9.2?

Comment 7

10 years ago
Comment on attachment 401615 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

This has l10n changes, we can't take it as-is on the branch. We could probably take it without removing any of the strings.
Attachment #401615 - Flags: approval1.9.2? → approval1.9.2-
(In reply to comment #4)
> We protect our users' privacy - that's a top tier priority for Firefox - so in

This is an untrue statement in my opinion. I wrote more in my comment on Faaborg blog: http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2009/06/30/firefox-35-and-privacy/#comment-144055
A couple of Litmus and Mozmill tests are using this ui, which have to be updated now. Adding the litmus flag.
Flags: in-litmus?
https://litmus.mozilla.org/show_test.cgi?id=10538 had been disabled, so I think we are good in regard to Litmus here.
Flags: in-litmus? → in-litmus+
Assignee

Updated

8 years ago
Flags: wanted-firefox3.6?

Comment 11

8 years ago
What if I want to surpress some messages? When logged into facebook, using flixter I got like 5 security messages and I had no idea now to suppress them. All forum posts were saying just go to warning messages options. Easy. Justin, you're a bumbling idiot. Ever heard of the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". It was fine with the option there, it's not like it was taking up too much space. No one was complaining about it there. There's just dead space there now. Put it back.
George,

Please review the bugzilla etiquette page before posting any further comments in bugzilla.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

Comment 13

8 years ago
I went to about:config and set all "security.war*" entries to false. I still get tons of security warnings. What do I do now? Is this some kind of a joke? I'll tell you what's a joke. The firefox devs.

Comment 14

8 years ago
Etiquette please. You want people to use other browsers? Hey fine by me. Go ahead and be stupid. Ignore my post and don't take my request seriously. I've been using mozilla/firefox for ten years pal and I've never encountered something this annoying.
(In reply to George from comment #13)
> I went to about:config and set all "security.war*" entries to false. I still
> get tons of security warnings. What do I do now?

http://support.mozilla.com/ should be able to help you.
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