[tbb-bugs] #16488 [Tor Browser]: Remove "Sign in to Sync" from the menu

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#16488: Remove "Sign in to Sync" from the menu
     Reporter:  gk       |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task     |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor      |    Version:
  Browser                |   Keywords:  tbb-usability,
   Resolution:           |  TorBrowserTeam201507, tbb-5.0a
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:4 mcs]:
 > Kathy and I can create a XUL patch to remove the "Sign in to Sync" item.
 Should we add a pref. to allow people to turn this back on or do we want
 to remove Firefox Sync entirely as a feature?  If we want to remove it
 entirely and unconditionally, we should also remove the following:
 >   about:preferences#sync
 >   about:accounts
 >   about:sync-log
 >   about:sync-progress
 >   about:sync-tabs
 > I am not sure how much work that will be though.

 There is still #10368 and I think we can keep the feature until we clearly
 get the impression this is actually harmful to use. Thus, remocing it from
 the toolbar seems to be enough to me and ideally we have a pref to make it
 somehow available again.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16488#comment:5>
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