[Bug 445467] [NEW] Firefox 3.0.14 expands each space to the equivalent of three spaces.

Alex Chigos alex at x-med.com
Wed Oct 7 14:10:05 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

After updating my Ubuntu 8.04 Firefox-3.0 to 3.0.14 rv: all
screens, menus, bookmarks on the toolbars and content show as if each
space separating consecutive words was actually three spaces. Even while
typing this note, as I press the space bar the cursor jumps as if I had
instead pressed the TAB key. 2 consecutive spaces appear as 6 and so on.

This changes a sentence or a paragraph into a scattered list of all but
unreadable disconnected words.

As a result Firefox has become unusable.

I am running Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Oct  7 09:51:05 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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