Bugs in Firefox Nightly
Valeryan_24 at laposte.net
Mon Mar 19 17:41:49 UTC 2012
I use the Mozille daily ppa on Ubuntu Precise beta and I noticed several
bugs related to Firefox-trunk (13 and now 14.0a1 version) software.
I tried to fill them in Launchpad but was asked to send a mail to
ubuntu-mozillateam at lists.ubuntu.com :
- Open links in backgrounds does not work anymore
On the contrary to Firefox, when Firefox-trunk is set as default
browser, when it runs but another program is in foreground and has focus
on Unity (Thunderbird, Gwibber...) : normally when I click on a link,
this one opens in Firefox, its icon on Unity dock blinks but the Firefox
window remains in background.
So I can read many mails / tweets and click on many links without to
switch everey time between the programs, and at the end go to Firefox
and read all the tabs.
With Firefox-trunk it does not work anymore, each time Firefox-trunk
takes the focus and comes to foreground.
Same with selecting words and do "context menu" search with google, in
Firefox the tab opens in background, in Firefox-trunk it switches
automatically to the new tab.
It's very disturbing.
I solved the problem for the moment by changing following rules on
about:config window :
browser.search.context.loadInBackground = true
browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground = true
Now Firefox-trunk stays in background when clicking a link from another
program. But its Unity icon does not blink anymore, and focused tab
stays the last visited, not the last loaded.
I don't know if there is a bug, if it can be corrected, or a new
"feature", but I'd like to get back to previuos behavior, please.
- Bookmarks mloving on "Show all bookmarks" window
When I move only 1 bookmark, no problem, it's immediate.
When there are several to move together, window freezes a few time
before I can move the selected bookmarks and put them in another folder.
By freeze I don't mean it becomes gray, just selected rows remain
immobile even if I move mouse. A few seconds later, I can move again.
The more I select bookmarks to move, the longer the freeze is.
- Sometimes it's impossible to delete recent history
I could not reproduce this bug on all computers. On a fresh install
32bits, it works fine.
On my 64-version at home PC, I can't make the history cleaning through
"Clear All History" window.
Clicking on the "Clear now" button does nothing, window stays here and
nothing is cleaned.
I can manually delete history and cookies, but not this way...
I tried with all addons disabled, same bug, but I don't know why.
Thanks in advance. Best regards,
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