Urlbar suggestions don't show some history items (no way to get rid of autofill by deleting suggestions)




Bookmarks & History
2 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: arni2033, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug, {privacy})


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




2 years ago
>>>   My Info:   Win7_64, Nightly 49, 32bit, ID 20160526082509
1. Open  https://datamarket.accesscontrol.windows.net/v2/OAuth2-13  in a new tab. Close that tab.
2. Open  https://datamarket.accesscontrol.windows.net/  in a new tab. Close that tab.
3. Open new tab, type "datamarket" in urlbar
4. Press Delete to remove autofill from Step 3, switch to the 2nd suggestion and delete it
5. Open new tab, type "datamarket" in urlbar
6. Press Delete to remove autofill from Step 5

 After Step 5 string in urlbar autofilled to "datamarket.accesscontrol.windows.net/"   [BUT]
 After Step 6 urlbar doesn't show anything from history that has "datamarket" as substring to explain
              why on earth autofill takes place. No way to get rid of it by deleting suggestions.
ER:  Either X or Y
 X) In Step 5 string "datamarket" shouldn't be autofilled
 Y) In Step 6 there should be at least 1 suggestsion explaining why that autofill happens.

 It may appear that some Firefox developer (Marco?) will look at this bug precisely and say that
 this is exactly what has been planned... But as for me, this behavior of urlbar falls into category
 "clear contradictions that should rather be marked NEW than Unconfirmed". Thanks for understanding.


2 years ago
No longer blocks: 1277113


2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Bookmarks & History
If I search in history after removing all the visible entries in the urlbar, I see there's still one history entry, and this is what causes the autofill.
I agree it's not really user-frendly to have to search history. I think this should depend on a better UI to ask the locationbar to remove some entries, for example in the past we discussed adding a [X] button to each entry, or a contextual menu.
Even bepore we reach that point, on an autofill suggestion we should probably remove all history for the whole domain when the user tried to remove the entry.
Keywords: privacy
Priority: -- → P3
Depends on: 1041761
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