[FF 70]How do I get rid ow the "What's New" button?
I mean that "gift" button marked "What's new" which was added in FF 70. It's not seen under "customize" dialog and still I want to remove it somehow. How can I do this ?
Update: It seems I've found the solution. "browser.messaging-system.whatsNewPanel.enabled" in about:config seems to remove that "gift"...Read this answer in context 2
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:70.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0
Update: It seems I've found the solution. "browser.messaging-system.whatsNewPanel.enabled" in about:config seems to remove that "gift"...
Mozilla, what are you doing?!?
I understand that you want advertise somehow, but such method?! "What's new" - unwanted gift icon that cannot be easily removed (i.e. cannot be removed normally via editing menu). It is method used by spyware and other malicious software/addons!!!
There is already many unwanted addons in Firefox that could be disabled only via about:config:
- Firefox Screenshots (I even did not know about this unwanted forced addon. I discovered that it is preventing Google Translate to work properly - cannot switch language from keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S)
- and now - "What's New" advertisement icon
In the same time Mozilla is removing very good and usable addons:
- RSS reader
- Tab Groups (Panorama)