Bug#787174: remove unblockable new tab ads

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Fri May 29 14:13:49 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:00:26AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Mike Hommey wrote:
> > Open the wheel menu and select "Classic". As of 38.0.1-2 that's the
> > default if you upgrade from a version < 31. If you used 33.0 <= version
> > < 38.0.1-2, I'm sorry, you'll have to switch manually at least for now,
> > as it can't be easily determined whether you opted in or you got it
> > from upgrading.
> I had Classic selected when I saw those ads.
> The documentation on Mozilla's website was clearly drafted with imput
> from lawyers/PR so is opaque, but it does not say that Classic disables
> this antifeature. It only disables a spyware feature.

Go to about:config,

- search for devtools.chrome.enabled and toggle it.
- search for devtools.debugger.remote-enabled and toggle it.
- 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.


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