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EDIT: I'VE CHANGED THE SUBJECT LINE TO BETTER REFLECT THE REAL ISSUE WHICH I NOW BELIEVE I MAY HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD INITIALLY. SUBJECT CHANGED IN THE HOPES THAT SEARCH ENGINES WILL FIND IT WITH RELEVANCE.
FF 66.0.2 64 bit Windows 10
PROBLEM WITH CHANGING THE "SEND WEBSITES DO NOT TRACK SIGNAL."
I realize that most FF settings do not require a restart of FF to take effect but it seems that when changing the "Send websites a 'do not track' signal from "Always" to "Only when Firefox is set to block known trackers," the effect of doing so is not apparent until FF is shut down and restarted.
The issue is that no prompt is given after making this change. There should be a prompt.
Recently I have been unable to load videos on a site I visit regularly. After a lot of messing around with the security settings I finally discovered it was sending this do not track signal that was causing the issue. However it took a ridiculous amount of time to narrow the issue down to that one setting since FF was not giving me any indication the browser should be restarted after making the change. It was only my suspicion that led me to try changing the setting and restarting that i finally discovered how to fix the issue.
There is NO issue with switching the setting back to "Always." That takes effect immediately without restarting (videos instantly become unplayable). When switching the setting back to the second setting, the videos don't become playable again until FF is restarted.
IMO, there should be a prompt when choosing the "Only when Firefox is set to block known trackers" setting to restart FF so the setting actually takes effect,
OR, fix the issue so FF doesn't have to be restarted.
Either fix would be better than leaving users in the dark.