In another strange turn, Firefox has been prompting people with sponsored relevant links in the address bar and on the “new tab” screen. This is how to disable it. I’m guessing I don’t see these things because I typically run a Pi-hole and the data can’t get through.
- Click in the address bar and type or paste
about:configthen hit enter.
- It’ll probably throw up a warning screen, click through it.
- Filter the list to find
browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites- you can just type
*sponsored*and it’ll show the relevant things. There’s likely to be four entries if you do the wildcard filter, the first two are the settings and the second set are if you want to sync them.
I’ve got the
browser* ones set to
false and the
sync* ones set to
true, which seems to work. Double-click on them to change the setting.