[tbb-bugs] #19135 [Applications/Tor Browser]: 'refresh tor browser' makes it inoperable

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#19135: 'refresh tor browser' makes it inoperable
 Reporter:  akrey                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Can you check prefs.js in the Old Firefox Data folder and see if it
 contains a setting for browser.disableResetPrompt? It should not contain
 that pref since the default value in Tor Browser 5.5.5 is
 browser.disableResetPrompt = true.

 I will attach a screenshot of the refresh prompt so you can consider
 whether it looks like what you saw. But as far as I can tell from looking
 at the code, the prompt should not appear unless (1) you click a button in
 a notification banner (which should not appear due to our pref settings)
 or (2) if it is invoked from a Mozilla page such as the following one:
 (Tor Browser 6.0 will disable the capability to invoke functions like this
 from a web page).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19135#comment:5>
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