Bug#787174: remove unblockable new tab ads

Joey Hess id at joeyh.name
Fri May 29 14:31:34 UTC 2015

Mike Hommey wrote:
> - search for devtools.chrome.enabled and toggle it.
> - search for devtools.debugger.remote-enabled and toggle it.

Thanks for that useful tip!

> - Press F10, open the Tools menu > Web Developer > Browser toolbox
> - Select the Network pane
> - open a new tab
> Here, in Classic mode, no request happens. In Enhanced mode, a request
> is done to tiles.services.mozilla.com.

Same here. However, I definitely have never had Enhanced mode enabled
(except while testing this). And, both times I saw ads in Classic mode,
they appeared first thing in the morning, when the computer had just
been resumed from sleep. So I hypothesize there is some kind of
scheduling there[1], and it won't request every time.

(Also, the tiles.services.mozilla.com request is not done every time
a tab opens in enhanced mode; there's scheduling/caching there too.)

see shy jo

[1] Morning seems a good time to launch a mindworm attack.
    Defenses are down before coffee.
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