Opened 5 months ago

#28842 new defect

TBA: Set new preferences after update

Reported by: sysrqb Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile
Cc: igt0 Actual Points:
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Description

The current implementation of distribution preferences is intended for use only during the initial installation/initialization. Specifically, it should only be set soon-after a new gecko profile is created.

We're currently abusing this feature, and trying to set new preferences after we install a new version of the app (updating). Unfortunately, this overwrites any user-modified preferences, too. We should extend the current implementation so it does what we want but it shouldn't make surprising changes when the app restarts or updates (such as reverting user-modified prefs).

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