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I can't find an option to always enable tracking protection. Instead, my only option is to "Use Tracking Protection in Private Browsing to block known trackers"

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All the information is posted above. Here's a picture to get an idea of what I mean https://imgur.com/a/w6dXNqq

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Hmm, possibly that screen is customized by your distribution. You could try this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste track and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the privacy.trackingprotection.pbmode.enabled preference -- this is the one for private browsing mode -- is bolded and "modified" or "user set" to false, double-click it to restore the default value of true

(4) Double-click the privacy.trackingprotection.enabled preference -- this is for regular windows -- to switch the value from false to true

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I'm running mozilla firefox on fedora 27 with ublock origin and gnome shell integration extensions

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Hmm, possibly that screen is customized by your distribution. You could try this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste track and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the privacy.trackingprotection.pbmode.enabled preference -- this is the one for private browsing mode -- is bolded and "modified" or "user set" to false, double-click it to restore the default value of true

(4) Double-click the privacy.trackingprotection.enabled preference -- this is for regular windows -- to switch the value from false to true

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You can check whether this pref is true to get more choices on the Options/Preferences page.

  • privacy.trackingprotection.ui.enabled = true
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Thank you very much for your help. This solved the problem. Wonder why grub shell would change this setting...