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Windows 7: Mozilla To Introduce Advertising Into Firefox

12 May 2014   #1
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Mozilla To Introduce Advertising Into Firefox

The new feature called ‘Directory Tiles’ will display curated, sponsored content.

Mozilla To Introduce Advertising Into Firefox



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12 May 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Can't wait for the tweak to get rid of this crap idea.
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12 May 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

They actually are no longer doing this.

See here:

Mozilla reassurance: Firefox new-tab page won't be plastered with logos - CNET
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12 May 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Can't wait for the tweak to get rid of this crap idea.
about:config

browser.newtab.url

www.whateveryouwant.co.uk

No more silly boxes in new tabs.
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12 May 2014   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
New tab FF

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post

about:config

browser.newtab.url

www.whateveryouwant.co.uk
Thanks for the info. I've actually been using an add on (New Tab Homepage) but what's the point in using an add? Your technique works just as well!

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12 May 2014   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its actually worst then first announced. They will track you and offer adds for what they think you want.(hand picked partners)

Quote:
"A lot of our community found the language hard to decipher, and worried that we were going to turn Firefox into a mess of logos sold to the highest bidder; without user control, without user benefit," said Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's vice president of Firefox, in a blog post. "That's not going to happen. That's not who we are at Mozilla."

But the new-tab page still could carry sponsored content from "hand-picked partners," and Mozilla plans to experiment with that in the future.
Jim
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12 May 2014   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did you read that article? The title is bogus, they wont do "Logos" they will do "sponsored adds"

Jim
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12 May 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't ever use FF. They would be targeting me for breast enlargements and Viagra or Russian women are waiting to meet you.
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12 May 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I can see it now Gary.
Young Russian woman looking for nice man who likes Fighting with computers, Watching NASCAR, collecting die casts, PC stuff, Sci-fi, watching movies. Must have good job or retirement plan.
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12 May 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I can see it now Gary.
Young Russian woman looking for nice man who likes Fighting with computers, Watching NASCAR, collecting die casts, PC stuff, Sci-fi, watching movies. Must have good job or retirement plan.
Please attach pic of PC.
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