As far as I can tell, there’s still no setting to suppress the unnecessary “default browser” prompts that were discussed over at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26873740 (Firefox to regularly nag users to change their default browser).
That aside, after updating to the recent big release, Firefox launched a popup to showcase the recent changes, including an opportunity to change the theme color and (of course) the system’s default browser.
The problem is it cannot be dismissed (no close button or ESC key support) without toggling through all options, which are completely unnecessary as far as the browser’s correct operation is concerned.
Does Firefox break down into pieces when it’s not using someone’s absolutely best and favorite scheme color, or is not the default browser for even one second longer, that it requires to hold users’ attention hostage?
It feels like Firefox development is driven by marketing rather than user experience best practices, and the number of “default browser” users is displayed on a giant screen at your HQ like in “The Social Network” movie.
Whenever Firefox boasts about reducing unwanted notifications on web pages, it feels ironic, given that the browser’s users could use a similar solution to block unwanted notifications from Firefox itself.