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[FF 70]How do I get rid ow the "What's New" button?

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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 ?

https://imgur.com/HPLwuI8 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 ?
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Update: It seems I've found the solution. "browser.messaging-system.whatsNewPanel.enabled" in about:config seems to remove that "gift"...

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Update: It seems I've found the solution. "browser.messaging-system.whatsNewPanel.enabled" in about:config seems to remove that "gift"...

Update: It seems I've found the solution. "browser.messaging-system.whatsNewPanel.enabled" in about:config seems to remove that "gift"...
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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:

  • Pocket
  • 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)
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: * Pocket * 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)
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