[tbb-bugs] #16316 [Tor Browser]: Disable New Tiles feature in Tor Browser based on ESR 38

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#16316: Disable New Tiles feature in Tor Browser based on ESR 38
     Reporter:  gk       |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task     |     Status:  closed
     Priority:  major    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor      |    Version:
  Browser                |   Keywords:  ff38-esr, tbb-linkability,
   Resolution:  fixed    |  tbb-5.0a3-essential, tbb-pref,
Actual Points:           |  TorBrowserTeam201507R, MikePerry201507
       Points:           |  Parent ID:
Changes (by mikeperry):

 * status:  needs_review => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 Ok, I think I agree about about:tor being non-ideal. Also, disabling the
 newtab tiles completely is bad for people who store disk records. Also,
 yes, blank entries caused error console noise.

 I set these fetch urls to data uris and fixed the check in
 browser/modules/DirectoryLinksProvider.jsm and pushed this for 5.0-next.
 It seems to preserve the old 'classic' about:newtab behavior now, with
 disk records either enabled or disabled. Closing.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16316#comment:9>
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