Freedom issue #2488
[iceweasel] various issues related to branding
Please see the detailed description in the attached file.
Updated by grizzlyuser 4 months ago
- File Iceweasel_new_tab_69.0.png Iceweasel_new_tab_69.0.png added
- File Iceweasel_new_tab_68.0.2.png Iceweasel_new_tab_68.0.2.png added
I found an older build of 68.0.2, which I packaged for myself with some new changes from Arch, and only DuckDuckGo logo is shown from the listed above. Please see attached screenshots for comparison.
Updated by bill-auger 4 months ago
- Priority changed from bug to freedom issue
- Assignee set to bill-auger
- Status changed from unconfirmed to confirmed
im on it - the newtab page needs a complete replacement to restore the parabola branding (among other things)
Updated by bill-auger 2 months ago
update for v70
the "top sites" links in the attached screenshot are removed using the new 'newtab' branding - that has not been built into iceweasel yet; but IIRC as it is now, those links do disappear after the browser is used for a bit, and replaced with the users actually most visited sites
the advertisements are controlled by the "Recommended by Pocket" switch in the GUI "Home" preferences; which is enabled by default - it should be quite simple to make it disabled by default; but we should find a way to remove that feature entirely - im not sure if we need to remove the entire "pocket" feature - perhaps some people want that - but i doubt that the advertisements (aka: recommendations) on the newtab page are desirable by anyone
there is another branding issue i found on the preferences GUI - there is a button on the bottom-left "iceweasel support" that leads to mozilla - in icecat that button leads to libreplanet https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:IceCat/preferences - there is also an analogous button "addons support" on the "addons" preferences GUI
i noticed one other thing with v70 that may not be possible to address - after signing into the sync services, one must grab an auth code that was sent via email - upon entering that code into the browser, one is redirected to a mozilla website , which asks to install some "app" from the google and apple "app-stores" - the sign-in process is complete at that point though; so maybe that target URL can be changed easily, im not wure
Updated by bill-auger 3 days ago
- Subject changed from [iceweasel] various freedom issues related to branding to [iceweasel] various issues related to branding
as reported against Iceweasel 70.0.1 - just to add another branding item to check:
Also, the "about" window is smaller than previous version (69.0), which causes that Iceweasel name looks bigger than the rest of the interface.