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Back out bug 716538 from Aurora on February 16th

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 12

Status

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: ttaubert, Assigned: ttaubert)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 12
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Assignee)

Description

5 years ago
We'll leave the New Tab Page enabled for a week to get some more feedback from Aurora users. Back it out after the week.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Backed out:

https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-aurora/rev/f1957e96aa14
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Couldn't this stay a bit longer. Disabling it will generate a lot of negative feedback. You should have disabled it just before 12 moved to Beta.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

5 years ago
(In reply to Siddhartha Dugar (sdrocking) from comment #2)
> Couldn't this stay a bit longer. Disabling it will generate a lot of
> negative feedback. You should have disabled it just before 12 moved to Beta.

This wasn't exactly my decision but rather a compromise made by a group of people.

Comment 4

5 years ago
Thanks for disabling.

(In reply to Siddhartha Dugar (sdrocking) from comment #2)
> Couldn't this stay a bit longer. Disabling it will generate a lot of
> negative feedback. You should have disabled it just before 12 moved to Beta.

That may be true, but we need to keep the trains as close to what we plan to ship to release for as much as the cycle as possible. We took risk mitigation over negative Aurora feedback.

Hopefully the goal of getting design feedback will still be met.

Comment 5

5 years ago
Thanks Tim and Alex for disabling/supporting this.  We received some good feedback and will make necessary changes.

Comment 6

5 years ago
Must admit that it was a surprise when this was lifted out. I had already gotten so used to it that I had forgotten it was an experimental feature! Looking forward to the final product.

For future reference though, it might be kind to preserve a method for letting users re-enable experimental features like this if they've already integrated the feature into their workflow.
You can still re-enable it. Open about:config and set these preferences:

browser.newtab.url = "about:newtab"
browser.newtabpage.enabled = "true"

Now restart Firefox to see the change applied.

Comment 8

5 years ago
*Facepalm*

I was nearly there ... if only I had restarted! Thanks for the help.
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