User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0 Build ID: 20151208100201 Steps to reproduce: 1. Install Firefox 43 2. Install Context Menu X extension version 0.4.6.23.1-signed from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/context-search-x/ 3. Open Addons Manager 4. Select Options for that extension Actual results: Firefox completely freezes. Expected results: Firefox should never freeze.
Severity: normal → major
OS: Unspecified → Windows 7
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
Severity: major → critical
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Extension Compatibility
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Summary: Firefox completely FREEZES when accessing Options of specific extension → Context Menu X options freezes Firefox
I couldn't reproduce on Mac OS (nothing happens when I click on the button), but I've notified the developer about this bug.
What's happening is that there is no longer a preferences XUL at chrome://browser/content/browser.xul , so an empty(?) window pops up which absorbs all the mouse clicks for that window. It is not a full freeze, as keyboard shortcuts work, and one can open a new window with Ctrl-N and then select File > Exit to quit. That said, I will get it solved, of course.
Sorry I meant chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul .
Question: So far, we have concluded that this a bug in an extension, but the effect is the appearance of Firefox freezing. The extension author will be fixing the extension, but does Firefox require a patch to prevent this type of apparent freeze?
Based on my past experience (bug 1189434), I guess Firefox team will not make a shim, if it does not have a broad impact known. Feel free to comment this point, if I made a mistake.
I think I fixed this with the latest version.
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