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Mozilla plunks ads into Firefox

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    Mozilla plunks ads into Firefox


    Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1 on Monday.

    The ads, which Mozilla calls "sponsored tiles," were first discussed by the company in February. In the months that followed, Mozilla defended the in-browser ad project against critics who called it a betrayal of the organization's philosophy, saying it was important to find other revenue sources besides its long-standing deals with search providers like Google.

    Firefox 33.1, the special 10th anniversary edition released Monday, included the first instances of sponsored tiles. It followed the August introduction of the ads in Firefox's "Nightly" build, which is analogous to a pre-alpha edition.
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    Boooooooo! Firefox was terrific in the early days, but after version 3x - forget it!
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    i didn't see the "sponsor tile" anywhere on my 34.0 (beta channel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigure View Post
    i didn't see the "sponsor tile" anywhere on my 34.0 (beta channel)
    I wonder if the betas and nightlies that proceeded v33 RTM had it. Now if you have a lot of sites of your own filling up the new tab page, you won't see these tiles. But if you clear all of your cache and history, it will appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1 on Monday.

    The ads, which Mozilla calls "sponsored tiles," were first discussed by the company in February. In the months that followed, Mozilla defended the in-browser ad project against critics who called it a betrayal of the organization's philosophy, saying it was important to find other revenue sources besides its long-standing deals with search providers like Google.

    Firefox 33.1, the special 10th anniversary edition released Monday, included the first instances of sponsored tiles. It followed the August introduction of the ads in Firefox's "Nightly" build, which is analogous to a pre-alpha edition.
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    A Guy
    That's easy to fix:
    open 'about:config' in a new tab and navigate to the following entries and modify them in the following manner:

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    Time for a song....

    Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
    Pale Moooooon!

    (Now there's a cure for Firefox problems...lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sigure View Post
    i didn't see the "sponsor tile" anywhere on my 34.0 (beta channel)
    I wonder if the betas and nightlies that proceeded v33 RTM had it. Now if you have a lot of sites of your own filling up the new tab page, you won't see these tiles. But if you clear all of your cache and history, it will appear.
    just saw the "directory.ping" and " directory.source" on my v34 config, guess its there
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigure View Post
    i didn't see the "sponsor tile" anywhere on my 34.0 (beta channel)
    open a New Tab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1 on Monday.

    The ads, which Mozilla calls "sponsored tiles," were first discussed by the company in February. In the months that followed, Mozilla defended the in-browser ad project against critics who called it a betrayal of the organization's philosophy, saying it was important to find other revenue sources besides its long-standing deals with search providers like Google.

    Firefox 33.1, the special 10th anniversary edition released Monday, included the first instances of sponsored tiles. It followed the August introduction of the ads in Firefox's "Nightly" build, which is analogous to a pre-alpha edition.
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    A Guy
    That's easy to fix:
    open 'about:config' in a new tab and navigate to the following entries and modify them in the following manner:

    Click image for larger version
    Thanks Edwin. I do not use this feature so not bothersome to me and at least they didn't make it pop ups instead. Still stick with Firefox over IE , MHO !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sigure View Post
    i didn't see the "sponsor tile" anywhere on my 34.0 (beta channel)
    open a New Tab
    no ads in my new tab, probably my tiles are all filled up like Jody Thornton said
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