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Post Posted October 29th, 2017, 2:28 am

I keep getting pop-up requests from FF 57b to rate the program (Windows 10x64), despite having done so more than once. How can I stop this very annnoying behaviour?

Surely Mozilla isn'tstupid enough to use cookies to record it being done?
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Henry

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Post Posted October 29th, 2017, 3:29 am

firefox to rate windows? wtf? or usage under windows 10? maybe adware?

provide some information please (text, not raw)
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/us ... ix-firefox

test firefox in safe-mode please:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tr ... -safe-mode
or
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode


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Post Posted October 29th, 2017, 3:36 am

Moving to Firefox Builds as 57b is not a release version.

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Post Posted October 29th, 2017, 10:11 pm

henryg_1 wrote:I keep getting pop-up requests from FF 57b to rate the program (Windows 10x64), despite having done so more than once. How can I stop this very annnoying behaviour?

Do you currently have this enabled? - Preferences > Privacy & Security: "Allow Firefox to install and run studies"
If so, disable it. This may solve it. The beta, however, may not allow you to opt-out as it is pre-release.

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Post Posted October 30th, 2017, 3:03 am

"Do you currently have this enabled? - Preferences > Privacy & Security: "Allow Firefox to install and run studies"
If so, disable it. This may solve it. The beta, however, may not allow you to opt-out as it is pre-release.

Unfortunately, this is not available as an option. Any about:config change I could make to same effect?
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Henry

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Post Posted October 30th, 2017, 3:06 am

provide some information please (text, not raw)
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/us ... ix-firefox

Wow, that a lot of info - do you really want it posted here; or only the first section?
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Post Posted October 30th, 2017, 3:06 am

henryg_1 wrote:
"Do you currently have this enabled? - Preferences > Privacy & Security: "Allow Firefox to install and run studies"
If so, disable it. This may solve it. The beta, however, may not allow you to opt-out as it is pre-release.

Unfortunately, this is not available as an option. Any about:config change I could make to same effect?



about:config
experiments.enabled set to false
experiments.activeExperiment set to false
extensions.ui.experiment.hidden set to true

close/restart the browser after the changes.

These are the pref's I changed long ago when 'experiments' was first introduced and to my knowledge none have ever pushed to my machine.

EDIT: also have a look at about:support (enter in the url bar) then scroll to bottom of page, there is a section there for 'experiments'. Do you have anything there ? That will the list any experiments.

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Post Posted October 30th, 2017, 8:14 am

copy all with the right button "copy to clipboard" and paste it here like this example:
Allgemeine Informationen
------------------------

Name: Firefox
Version: 57.0b12
Build-ID: 20171026211016
Update-Kanal: beta
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Betriebssystem: Windows_NT 6.3

...

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Post Posted October 30th, 2017, 6:28 pm

henryg_1 wrote:Unfortunately, this is not available as an option. Any about:config change I could make to same effect?

Here are a couple of more things you can disable in about:config that may help:

browser.onboarding.shieldstudy.enabled - false
extensions.shield-study-recipie-client.enabled - false

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 1:59 am

For anyone else that has the same problem (and like me didn't click on "learn more" :roll: )

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield/Heartbeat

Disabling Heartbeat

We understand that any interruption of your time on the internet can be annoying.

open about:config
set browser.selfsupport.url to "" (didn't exist, so created)

Apols for wasting everyones time :oops:
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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 2:34 am

go
c:\program files\Mozilla firefox\browser\features
and "opt-out" (to delete) all except "aushelper" and "e10srollout" :D

i am no dude in mozillas rat race!

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 7:21 am

henryg_1 wrote:For anyone else that has the same problem (and like me didn't click on "learn more" :roll: )

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield/Heartbeat

Disabling Heartbeat

We understand that any interruption of your time on the internet can be annoying.

open about:config
set browser.selfsupport.url to "" (didn't exist, so created)






Not sure if the same thing, or how this should be, but I just checked, and mine has:
browser.selfsupport.enabled set to false

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2017, 10:32 pm

DN123ABC wrote:Not sure if the same thing, or how this should be, but I just checked, and mine has:
browser.selfsupport.enabled set to false

I have no such pref...

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Post Posted November 6th, 2017, 8:16 am

To henryg_1
Do you have this preference? extensions.shield-recipe-client.enabled
If so, double-click on it to set it to false.

Ref: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/rate-your-firefox-experience-heartbeat under Opting out.
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