Telemetry revise advice about re-enabling; point user to Firefox KB & toolbar/firefox button menu instead of about:config

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 661881

Status

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Toolkit
Telemetry
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 661881
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: John99, Unassigned)

Tracking

({uiwanted})

Trunk
uiwanted
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Product: toolkit
Component: Telemetry
Keyword: uiwanted 

When Telemetry is disabled the about:telemetry screen first line of display is:
> Please set toolkit.telemetry.enabled to true in about:config
 (<i>about:config</i> is underlined and in blue)


Users may expect about:config to be an active link as it is shown as blue underlined text.
It would be more user friendly to use the UI menu "Options" & or explain the use of about protocols & about:config.

This could be explained in the text, as a prior suggestion and probably explained by adding a link to the Firefox kb article https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options%20window%20-%20Advanced%20panel?as=u#w_general-tab

One suggestion for the sort of revised text I envisage
> If you wish to re-enable sending telemetry data please use:
> about:config (advanced users)
> or the Options window  https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options%20window%20-%20Advanced%20panel?as=u#w_general-tab
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Component: General → Telemetry
Keywords: uiwanted
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Hardware: x86 → All
QA Contact: general → telemetry
about:telemetry isn't an official thing, but when it becomes so, it should certainly have something like this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 661881
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