[Bug 1510044] [NEW] default firefox instance not settable by user

Jeff Abrahamson 1510044 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Oct 26 11:10:39 UTC 2015

Public bug reported:

When running more than two firefox profiles at once, the "wrong"
instance sometimes handles events.

More specifically, programs that request a new browser tab or window are
handled by firefox's idea of the correct instance.  But this may not be
the instance I want.  Typically, a work-around is to copy the URL, close
the tab/window, and open a new tab or window in the firefox instance
where I want it.  (It would be nice to be able to tell firefox which
instance I want to use.)

In the even of using ubuntu-bug, even that does not work due to
something related to OpenID.  The page in the new browser displays
"Invalid OpenID transaction".  Since the default browser instance
doesn't have my launchpad credentials, the only way to  file a bug is to
quit all firefox instances using profiles other than the profile that
has my launchpad credentials.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: firefox 41.0.2+build2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0:  jeff       3294 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1:  jeff       3294 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20151016093648
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: i3
Date: Mon Oct 26 12:01:03 2015
DefaultProfileExtensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfileIncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
DefaultProfileLocales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 iTunes Application Detector - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so (rhythmbox-mozilla)
 Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
 [Profile]/extensions/https-everywhere at eff.org/defaults/preferences/preferences.js
DefaultProfileThemes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-23 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
 default via dev wlan0  proto static  metric 600 dev wlan0  scope link  metric 1000 dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 600
Profile1Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile1Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 iTunes Application Detector - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so (rhythmbox-mozilla)
 Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
Profile1PrefSources: prefs.js
Profile1Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile2Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=41.0.2/20151016093648 (In use)
 Profile1 - LastVersion=41.0.2/20151016093648
 Profile2 - LastVersion=None/None (Out of date)
RelatedPackageVersions: rhythmbox-mozilla 3.2.1-1ubuntu3
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-10-23 (2 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 05/21/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: B220P007
dmi.board.asset.tag: NA
dmi.board.name: ZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01
dmi.board.vendor: ZOTAC
dmi.board.version: XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrB220P007:bd05/21/2014:svnZOTAC:pnZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01:pvrXX:rvnZOTAC:rnZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01:rvrXX:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
dmi.product.name: ZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01
dmi.product.version: XX
dmi.sys.vendor: ZOTAC

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

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug wily

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