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purebrowser: cannot enable firefox newtab.enhanced prefs (likely due to removed Activity Stream)
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Hi,
I really miss the Firefox newtab prefs in PureBrowser. I tried to force it back using this line in use.js, but with no success:

user_pref("browser.newtabpage.enhanced", true);

How should I proceed?
Thanks in advance.

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Pini created this task.Mar 1 2019, 10:02
jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Low priority.Mar 1 2019, 17:17
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That is quite likely part of "Activity Stream" which has been removed in PureBrowser, compared to Firefox ESR: See T534

Since the code is removed at the source level, you cannot "enable" it again by simply editing a config option.

What you can do now is only to install Firefox ESR from Debian.

What might be possible in a future rlease of PureBrowser is to provide the currently missing part as a separate package. We will consider doing that, but it is not of high priority.

jonas.smedegaard renamed this task from purebrowser: how to enable back the firefox newtab.enhanced prefs? to purebrowser: cannot enable firefox newtab.enhanced prefs (likely due to removed Activity Stream).Jul 10 2019, 16:24
jonas.smedegaard closed this task as Wontfix.Fri, May 28, 01:10
jonas.smedegaard claimed this task.

Purism has abandoned the development of PureBrowser for some time now.

PureOS now recommends using GNOME Web (a.k.a. Epiphany), and also provides Firefox ESR.