[tbb-bugs] #26275 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Do not in-place upgrade to TBB v8 (ESR60)

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#26275: Do not in-place upgrade to TBB v8 (ESR60)
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                      |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Critical                  |     Resolution:
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Comment (by sysrqb):

 This is exactly the type of friction we do not want. Forcing the user
 reinstall (and re-verify) their installation will prevent many users
 upgrading. We could offer an option that resets the tor browser
 preferences to the defaults - but this functionality isn't built into
 Firefox. Unfortunately, cleansing the entire profile is non-trivial due to
 the current design. See #16441 (and #24993, #22528, #19135) for some

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26275#comment:2>
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