The default "about:newtab" page can be opened instead of Activity Stream "New Tab" page at browser startup

RESOLVED FIXED

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Firefox
Activity Streams: General
RESOLVED FIXED
2 years ago
8 months ago

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(Reporter: pauloiegasSV, Unassigned)

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Created attachment 8762095 [details]
about newtab opened instead of AS new tab.mp4

[Affected versions]:
- Firefox 45.0 and up
- Activity Stream 1.0.19-dev

[Affected Platforms]:
- All Windows
- All Mac OS
- All Linux

[Prerequisites]:
- Latest Activity Stream add-on version (1.0.19-dev) was previously installed on a clean profile.

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Start Firefox browser with the profile where Activity Stream add-on was previously installed.
2. As soon as the browser window appears, open a "New Tab" page as fast as possible (spam click on new tab button could help too).
3. Observe the "New Tab" page content.

[Expected results]:
Opened "New Tab" page has the Activity Stream content displayed. 

[Actual results]:
Opened "New Tab" page has the default browser content displayed (old tiles).

[Notes]:
- This is a very edge case, the reproducibility rate depends on catching the right moment to open the new tab. Probably it occurs before AS add-on is initiated.
- Attached screen recording with the issue.
Filed in GitHub as https://github.com/mozilla/activity-stream/issues/837
This issue cannot be fixed in the current version of Activity Stream add-on. It will be fixed when the add-on gets into Gecko.

Leave issue as NEW for tracking purpose.
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → Activity Streams: General
This is fixed in the system-addon, as the pref overrides the New Tab page completely.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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