Closed Bug 1224552 Opened 4 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Awesome bar with search suggestions enabled flickers with some search engines


(Firefox :: Search, defect, P4)




Tracking Status
firefox45 --- affected


(Reporter: petruta.rasa, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])


(1 file)

Attached image flickers.gif
Reproduced with Firefox 43 beta 3, latest Aurora 44.0a2 and latest Nightly 45.0a1 2015-11-12 under Win 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 x32 and Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start typing in the url bar and respond Yes at Search Suggestions opt-in prompt
2. Type 2-3 search terms with different pre-installed search engines: Yahoo, Bing, eBay, Amazon, Wikipedia, DuckDuckGo
3. Notice the awesome bar pane while typing

Actual results: The awesome bar flickers while retrieving suggestions.
This seems to happen when network responses pass 300ms, but this value is also reached for search bar panel searches , and here there are no flickers.

Expected results: No flicker. Google search engine set as default doesn't seem to have this issue

Notes: - May be related to bug 740043, but setting browser.urlbar.delay from '50' to '0' doesn't have any effect.
- Reproduces with Nightly 42.0a1 20150723030207, so it's not a regression
yes, the flickering code can't work properly if the network delay is too high, the risk of showing the user wrong results then would be too high.
I don't think we can do much, it's an intrinsic limit of the way we use to avoid flickering in the most common cases.
Priority: -- → P3
Priority: P3 → P4
I think this is currently WFM.
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
See Also: → 1454479
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