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From 9990f332bbaa27459400de669e8a7911156f1e72 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Engelhardt <>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 01:54:27 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 51/66] promo: disable Google promotion fetching
Documentation is scarce, and sprinkled with misleading acronyms.
NTP is not NTP, for example. FWIW:
// A PromoResourceService fetches data from a web resource server to
// be used to dynamically change the appearance of the New Tab Page.
// For example, it has been used to fetch "tips" to be displayed on
// the NTP, or to display promotional messages to certain groups of
// Chrome users.
Whatever it is that it downloads, deactivate the one that leads to
chrome/browser/signin/ | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/chrome/browser/signin/
+++ b/chrome/browser/signin/
@@ -140,6 +140,7 @@ const char kSigninPromoLandingURLSuccess
bool ShouldShowPromoAtStartup(Profile* profile, bool is_new_profile) {
+ return false;
// Don't show if the profile is an incognito.
if (profile->IsOffTheRecord())