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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 ?

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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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tomasz.chlebinski said

Any questions?

Have you read this :

McCoy said

If you keep seeing that "What's new" button (and why it does is beyond me), then you have every right to be annoyed !

And my next posts ?

But you've found the solution (good for you !); my posts were directed at the other users in this thread, who still can't get rid of that button ....

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bjm_1 said

Since, reading https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/72.0.1/releasenotes/ I have not seen Gift button? We'll monitor.

I still have not seen Gift button since reading about and now receiving 72.0.1 I'll post back if Gift button returns.

Hope all have a Gift button free day.

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tomasz.chlebinski said

I DON'T WANT THAT BUTTON AT ALL!!! So I have the right to be annoyed every time it appears against my will. Any questions?

I've been thinking about this some more and I would like to say that there are so many people complaining about the fact that they do not get informed about what's new with each update, and now people are complaining about the fact that they do get informed.

Developers work hard to try to make Firefox, which is a free product, an even better browser, but there just is no pleasing everyone .....

A personal note from me to everyone who complains about certain features that they don't like :

Please, don't look a gift horse in the mouth ......

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McCoy said

tomasz.chlebinski said
I DON'T WANT THAT BUTTON AT ALL!!! So I have the right to be annoyed every time it appears against my will. Any questions?

I've been thinking about this some more and I would like to say that there are so many people complaining about the fact that they do not get informed about what's new with each update, and now people are complaining about the fact that they do get informed.

Developers work hard to try to make Firefox, which is a free product, an even better browser, but there just is no pleasing everyone .....

A personal note from me to everyone who complains about certain features that they don't like :

Please, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.....

....and so we should sit on out collective hands when a feature does not work as designed. https://i.postimg.cc/9fvZ9hKQ/png-3707.png Your personal note says more about you than gift horses. Give me a cadre of complainers. Fanboys contribute nada. When you really want to support and help improve a product, the criticism received are more important than the praise and excuses.

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McCoy said

But you've found the solution (good for you !); my posts were directed at the other users in this thread, who still can't get rid of that button ....

So far, the infamous "gift" button seems to reappear upon every major Firefox release, so I guess we'll have to wait until 73.0 to find out whether any of our "solutions" are actually useful in any way. In my case , the custom CSS hack mentioned by @robert_gagne seems to do the job till now, but as I've already said, let's wait till the next major release to be 100% sure whether it works or not.

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@ bjm_1 :

There is a difference between a certain feature not working as expected
and not wanting that feature at all.

Of course it will be appreciated when people report it when a feature doesn't work - that will only be helpful. (I don't consider that "complaining").

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McCoy said

I've been thinking about this some more and I would like to say that there are so many people complaining about the fact that they do not get informed about what's new with each update, and now people are complaining about the fact that they do get informed.

If someone really NEEDS this information, it's easy to find out anyway, with or without an additional icon for that purpose. Does it take a genius to google out "Firefox 72.0.1 changelog"? Prove me wrong, but I don't think so. In my opinion, a separate button for viewing the changelog is pointless. Have you ever seen any other application displaying a "What's New" button in its main toolbar?

There's already a "What's New" link in the About dialog and an item under the Hamburger button menu. I'd say that those two are enough for those who want to be informed. Additional toolbar button is too intrusive, especially when you struggle to get rid of it.

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McCoy said

@ bjm_1 : There is a difference between a certain feature not working as expected
and not wanting that feature at all. Of course it will be appreciated when people report it when a feature doesn't work - that will only be helpful. (I don't consider that "complaining").

Considering, Firefox market share. Firefox needs users .... regardless.

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Quite honestly, one should be offered release notes before an update, and an easy option to postpone or avoid it. Release notes after an update are pretty much pointless, same as notification of removal of features or extensions during an update, or finding out one cannot roll back an update afterward due to lack of backward compatibility for changes in user profile files.

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@ crankygoat (and others who may be interested) :

See the bug report I filed months ago (and read my last
comments ..... ) :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1587710

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New Working Method to Remove “What’s New” Gift Icon from Firefox Toolbar

Recently a few readers reported that the method is no longer working in latest version of Firefox browser. For some readers, the icon disappeared but reappeared after some time. Thanks to our reader "APM" for sharing a new working method to get rid of this "What's New" gift icon from Firefox toolbar and main menu. This new method works perfectly to delete the gift icon from Firefox.

https://www.askvg.com/new-working-method-to-remove-whats-new-gift-icon-from-firefox-toolbar/

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@ bjm_1:

A Mozilla developer says :

"We're working on a preference that would turn off things like "Product news/information notifications" and effectively remove the gift icon from the toolbar. It would still be available in the Application Menu. "

In the bug report I linked to earlier :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1587710

The preference, mentioned in the "askvg" article, just might be it ....

Thank you for the link !

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McCoy said

@ bjm_1: A Mozilla developer says : "We're working on a preference that would turn off things like "Product news/information notifications" and effectively remove the gift icon from the toolbar. It would still be available in the Application Menu. " In the bug report I linked to earlier : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1587710 The preference, mentioned in the "askvg" article, just might be it .... Thank you for the link !

Comment 22 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1587710#c22

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