[Bug 1195367] Re: Firefox about:home doesn't work right when set with ubuntu-defaults-builder

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Mon Aug 5 22:21:03 UTC 2013

This is quite difficult to fix properly. The main issue is that in order
to not give privileges to about:home, handling mouse clicks on the
buttons at the bottom of the page is done by bubbling an event up in to
the main browser UI window, but these are only handled when the document
URI is "about:home" (likewise, the snippets don't work because the
snippet URL is fetched from preferences and injected in to the document
from the browser UI when the document URI is "about:home", because the
homepage is not allowed access to preferences).

It may be possible to fix this with a lot of code duplication in ubufox.
The other alternative is to just implement our own local homepage which
we could add the same UI controls to. This is something I've wanted to
try for a while, but never got around to (and it's unlikely I ever will
now, seeing as I don't work on this or Firefox anymore)

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