nothing loads after opening external link




Firefox for Android
11 months ago
7 months ago


(Reporter: Parker, Unassigned)


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Firefox Tracking Flags

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11 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0
Build ID: 20170102030204

Steps to reproduce:

1. Use the nightly with ublock origin & self destructing cookies.
2. Open a link from another app without firefox already being open

Actual results:

The orange loading bar will move a small amount before stalling near the beginning and never progressing from there. The page does not load or show any signs of loading. Work around for this has been to open link, close tab, & reopen link again.

Expected results:

Link should have opened in Firefox and loaded in a normal amount of time.


11 months ago
OS: Unspecified → Android
Hardware: Unspecified → ARM
Which version of Firefox and which device are you using? Using any custom ROMs?
Flags: needinfo?(parkerhasmail)

Comment 2

11 months ago
(In reply to Kevin Brosnan [:kbrosnan] from comment #1)
> Which version of Firefox and which device are you using? Using any custom
> ROMs?

I'm using the current version of nightly on my lg g5, running the current version of Android provided on the lg g5. I'm not using any custom ROMs
Flags: needinfo?(parkerhasmail)

Comment 3

7 months ago
I have the same thing happening quite consistently.  It seems like opening external links fails if Firefox was not previously running.  At least that's my impression.

Force Stop FFox for Android
Change your settings in the Facebook for Android app to open links externally.
Click on a link in the Facebook app which then opens Firefox and tries to load the link.
Address bar shows the url for a few moments and then says about:blank and stops loading.

Go back into Facebook for Android app and click on the link once more.
Firefox opens the web page successfully.

Comment 4

7 months ago
I was just waiting for someone else to mention it but it's been habit for me to click on a link, Firefox opens about:blank, I go back into the original app and click on the link once more.

Comment 5

7 months ago
Perhaps it's timing out depending on if you have a bunch of addons installed which need to load up first- I don't know.
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