How to disable pages shown after installing Firefox ESR 78

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Tiago Marques Delboni

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Apr 27, 2021, 2:44:46 PMApr 27
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Hi!

After installing Firefox ESR 78 in our enviroment, in the first run, it displays a message box titled "Important News" stating that "This installation of Firefox has a new profile. I does not share bookmarks, passwords and so on..." .

Moreover, it opens two tabs:

1. Changes to your Firefox profile

2. Firefox Privacy Notice: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/firefox/

How can I get rid of all of them?

Using "OverrideFirstRunPage" police only replaces the "Welcome to Firefox" default page, shown the second time Firefox is executed.

Thanks!

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Mike Kaply

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Apr 27, 2021, 3:02:51 PMApr 27
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On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 1:44 PM Tiago Marques Delboni <tiago....@almg.gov.br> wrote:

Hi!

After installing Firefox ESR 78 in our enviroment, in the first run, it displays a message box titled "Important News" stating that "This installation of Firefox has a new profile. I does not share bookmarks, passwords and so on..." .

This is caused by another Firefox install being in a different directory so Firefox uses a new profile.

If you are on Windows, you can set the policy LegacyProfiles and it will use the same profile.
 


Moreover, it opens two tabs:

1. Changes to your Firefox profile

My guess is this is related to the first one. I would need to see what it looks like.
For this notice, you can either turn off Firefox Accounts via policy or set the preference:

datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionPolicyBypassNotification

to true using the preferences policy

 



How can I get rid of all of them?

Using "OverrideFirstRunPage" police only replaces the "Welcome to Firefox" default page, shown the second time Firefox is executed.

Thanks!

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Gerência de Aplicações e Suporte a Clientes / GTI
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Tiago Marques Delboni

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Apr 28, 2021, 8:24:38 AMApr 28
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Hi Mike

Before FF 78esr 64-bit we had FF 60esr 64-bit installed in "Program Files (x86)", where once was FF 52esr 32-bit. Now we're fixing this mess uninstalling FF60esr and installing FF 78esr 64-bit in "Program Files" with a fresh profile (LegacyProfiles off).

1. Please check the screens here: 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zGOxsMh6HnwoXLna6AIskViu_TAnmAVR?usp=sharing

2. Thanks!


Citando Mike Kaply <mka...@mozilla.com>:

Mike Kaply

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Apr 28, 2021, 11:14:05 AMApr 28
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The only way to prevent this message is to either set LegacyProfiles to true to use the same profile or to delete the old profiles.

You can completely delete C:\Users\USERNAME \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla, C:\Users\USERNAME \AppData\Local\Mozilla, and C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Mozilla if you are not going to reuse the old profiles.

Mike

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