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Post Posted November 10th, 2020, 6:35 am

Performing housecleaning in about:config this came up and didn't make any sense.
browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.discoverystream.region-stories-block
Why would it block an individual region? in this case FR France.
Standard setup is Newtabpage is disabled on this and other systems with Firefox
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Post Posted November 10th, 2020, 6:44 am

Moving this to the Tech. forum as per "The Grumps" request...
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Post Posted November 16th, 2020, 1:00 pm

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1612984 seems to imply its used to manage what regions see pocket stories since they're locale specific.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2020, 10:53 am

Thanks tanstaafl - concern was why FR was default locale unless there's some issue with pocket links from France?
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