if geolocation is globally disabled, page info still shows "Always ask"

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
10 months ago

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(Reporter: elmar.ludwig, Unassigned)

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9 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20091010 Minefield/3.7a1pre ID:20091010030715

When sharing location information is disabled by setting "geo.enabled" to false in about:config, the permissions tab in the page info dialog still shows "Always ask" as the default setting for sites that have no site-specific setting. This may be a bit misleading. I can even uncheck "Always ask" and enable "Allow" for this site, which has no effect as long as geolocation is globally disabled.

Maybe these settings should be disabled if geolocation is not enabled?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20091017 Minefield/3.7a1pre

Well, I tried the Geo Bookmarklet with geo.enabled to false, but it doesn't react; no notificationbar is shown. Although the browser crashes on exit, so there is definitely something wrong.. with the function or with the bookmarklet.
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Comment 2

9 years ago
I can confirm the crash on exit, but I'll file that as a separate bug. Just waiting for the breakpad report to be processed...
We don't support disabling features in about:config. We will provide a global toggle in the UI in bug 1368744.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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