[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:
 Keywords:  tbb-sandboxing, tbb-usability, tbb-  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by Thorin):

 Note that `app.update.enabled` was removed in FF63+
 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/1420514), so I wouldn't waste any resources
 on coding around this. Also, OP has misunderstood the pref. It has only
 ever meant to disable AUTO-update CHECKING, not the actual ability to

 The pref to stop auto-updating (after the auto-check) is
 `app.update.auto`. In FF65+ this pref is no longer used in Windows (but
 the UI setting is still kept, the value of the pref is kept elsewhere). I
 believe https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1458308 is the ticket

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20083#comment:11>
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