[tbb-bugs] #13612 [Applications/Tor Browser]: social.remote-install.enabled option in Tor Browser (was: social.remote-install.enabled option in Tor Browser 4.0)

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Thu Mar 9 21:49:27 UTC 2017

#13612: social.remote-install.enabled option in Tor Browser
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff52-esr                  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:  Sponsor4

Comment (by cypherpunks):

 // remote-install allows any website to activate a provider, with extended
 // notifying user of installation. we can later pref off remote install if
 // necessary. This does not affect whitelisted and directory installs.
 // Bug 898706 we do not enable social in private sessions since
 // would be shared between private and non-private windows
 until it has been redesigned after esr45
 > When I removed the frameWorker a while back, I removed all code
 preventing social running in a private window, but aparently missed this
 one.  FrameWorker was the sole reason for avoiding private windows since
 it could cross between the two.  So basically, you could use social
 (share) in private windows, but you couldn't add a social provider.
 There's no reason for that limitation.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13612#comment:3>
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