[tbb-bugs] #20083 [Applications/Tor Browser]: `app.update.enabled` should remove updater UI elements when set to false.

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#20083: `app.update.enabled` should remove updater UI elements when set to false.
 Reporter:  yawning                   |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Changes (by mcs):

 * cc: brade, mcs (added)


 Unfortunately, app.update.enabled = false really just means "Never check
 for updates automatically" and so, as you point out, it does not remove
 the UI entirely (app.update.auto means automatically check, download, and
 install). Since I don't think we should change the meaning of existing
 Firefox preferences, we will need to add a new pref such as
 `app.update.hideui` or `app.update.manual.allowed`. Better suggestions are

 Also, as far as I know, there is no runtime support in the Mozilla code
 for hiding the UI or completely disabling the updater, so we will need to
 add that logic too.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20083#comment:1>
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