firefox do-not-track setting

Yesterday (i believe), openSuse 12.2 posted a FF update to 21.0. After installing this update, my “do not track” preference was changed from NO tracking to the newly added YES tracking. DNT had 2 settings prior to this: no tracking and no opinion, so it was not possible to have the option set to YES prior to the update.

Did anyone else have this experience?

If it is a firefox settings change then there is little that openSUSE can help.

On 05/25/2013 09:06 PM, flatland wrote:
>
> DNT had 2 settings prior to
> this: no tracking and no opinion, so it was not possible to have the
> option set to YES prior to the update.

what is “DNT”??

> Did anyone else have this experience?

my experience is that MozillaFirefox 21.0-75.2 offers in Edit >
Preferences > Privacy:

-Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked

  • Tell sites that I want to be tracked

  • Do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences

  • a “Help” button for those who wish help with “Settings for privacy,
    browsing history and do-not-track” with pictures

  • a “Learn More” link for those who wanna understand deeper.

and, as far as i can remember the same was offered in FF 20, 19, 18
and i don’t remember how much earlier, but months worth as far as i
can recall…

is it possible you are (or were) dual booting and ‘sharing’ a
configuration between the two sides–and you were picking up this
strangeness from the other side?

dd
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

Only an indirect answer as I do not run 12.2 but 12.3. Yesterday I
installed the update to FF 21 (from update repo) on my ThinkPad and the
setting did not change (it was set to “do not track” before and the same
setting is still valid today).


PC: oS 12.3 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.10.2 | GTX 650 Ti
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.3 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.10.3 | HD 3000
HannsBook: oS 12.3 x86_64 | SU4100@1.3GHz | 2GB | KDE 4.10.2 | GMA4500

Up to and including Firefox 20.0, it was “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked”.

The enhanced three-state UI for Do Not Track (DNT) was introduced in Firefox 21.0.

Firefox Notes - Desktop

Am 26.05.2013 17:56, schrieb rafter22:>
> The enhanced three-state UI for Do Not Track (DNT) was introduced in
> Firefox 21.0.

Yes, but what’s your point, there was the “I do not want to be tracked”
(I see it in German, so the wording may be slightly different) in the
two state choice and it is still there in the new three state choice and
it did not change after the update, while the OP mentions it changed in
12.2 after update, it did not change for me in 12.3.


PC: oS 12.3 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.10.2 | GTX 650 Ti
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.3 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.10.3 | HD 3000
HannsBook: oS 12.3 x86_64 | SU4100@1.3GHz | 2GB | KDE 4.10.2 | GMA4500

On 05/26/2013 05:56 PM, rafter22 wrote:
>
> (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/21.0/releasenotes/)

hmmmmm, obviously i miss-remembered…i thought yes, no and nothing
had always been there… shrug.


dd

Sorry, I did not have a two state choice, unless you mean removing the check mark from the “I do not want to be tracked” preference as the 2nd state. It was either checked or not.

The point is someone indicated the three-state UI for Do Not Track was in earlier versions, and it was not.

Just wanted to clear up that confusion, and point out users should read release notes. You learn things.

The default setting for a new install (or Reset Firefox action) is “Do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences”.

You should see what is coming in Firefox 22 and 23

Preview of 22 and 23 for those interested.

Firefox Beta Notes - Desktop

Firefox Aurora Notes - Desktop

Sorry, if I pay too much attention to Mozilla products, and am knowledgeable about their development.