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Why policies.json not read with Firefox 70.0.1 on Windows 7 32 bits?

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Windows 7 32 bits system with Firefox 70.0.1 32 bits. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution\policies.json is not read. policies.json: {

"policies": {
  "DisableAppUpdate": true,
  "BlockAboutConfig": true
}

} I start Firefox, but I am still able to access about:config and make changes.

Windows 7 32 bits system with Firefox 70.0.1 32 bits. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution\policies.json is not read. policies.json: { "policies": { "DisableAppUpdate": true, "BlockAboutConfig": true } } I start Firefox, but I am still able to access about:config and make changes.

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open your FF browser and "Go to about:config"

in the URL bar, right click and select
"New->String". Add a string value called
"browser.policies.loglevel" 

and set the value to "debug" After that restart your FF browaser. Open the browser Console (Ctrl+Shift+J) and there is debug information about policies. Note that the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information"

 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switch-to-firefox-extended-support-release-esra
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Did you make sure the policies.json is a plain text file (no special formatting) and that the file doesn't have a hidden.txt file extension (policies.json.txt)?