Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Temporary permissions remain after reloading all the pages using the tab context menu

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 54



Site Identity and Permission Panels
6 months ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: Hani Yacoub, Assigned: Paolo, NeedInfo)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

53 Branch
Firefox 54
Bug Flags:
qe-verify -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox53 affected, firefox54 fixed)


(Whiteboard: [fxprivacy])

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6 months ago
Build ID: 20170125030214
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0

[Affected versions]: 
Nightly 54.0a1

[Affected platforms]:
All platforms: Ubuntu 16.04 x64, Windows 10 x 64, Mac OS X 10.11

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Go to and click on "Notification".
2. Uncheck "Remember this decision" and click on "Don't Allow".
3. Right click on the tab.
4. Click on "Reload All Tabs".

[Expected result]:
In the address bar near the "i" you the notification icon in a grey color and with a stripe over it shouldn't be displayed.
In control center under the Permissions "You have not granted this site any special permissions" message is displayed.

[Actual result]:
In the address bar near the "i" you see a notification icon that in a grey color and with a stripe over it.
In control center under permissions the status is Block Temporarily.

It's also reproducible if you click on the URL and then press "Enter".


6 months ago
Blocks: 1188147


6 months ago
status-firefox53: --- → affected
status-firefox54: --- → affected
Yeah we should solve that, too.
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: [fxprivacy]


6 months ago
Assignee: nobody → paolo.mozmail
Iteration: --- → 54.1 - Feb 6
Flags: qe-verify?


6 months ago
Iteration: 54.1 - Feb 6 → 54.2 - Feb 20

Comment 2

5 months ago
I just looked into this. Why is this considered a bug?

I'd say that reloading all tabs shouldn't reset temporary permissions. As I understand it, the main use case for reloading all tabs is to recover from networking issues when you lose the connection temporarily or connect to a different network. This is different from reloading the page you're looking at manually, which may be an attempt to solve issues with the site.

I can add a test for what should happen in this case regardless.
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Whiteboard: [fxprivacy] → [fxprivacy][triage]

Comment 3

5 months ago
We can always reset the temporary permissions for the currently selected tab only, but I'm not sure this command is common enough to warrant this special case.
I wouldn't say it's a big concern either way, the usability loss for the user is negligible. I'm leaning towards WONTFIX but we can also talk about it at triage.

Comment 5

5 months ago
Well, I have a test patch we can land still.
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Comment 7

5 months ago

Comment 8

5 months ago
Comment on attachment 8836019 [details]
Bug 1333741 - Add tests for temporary permissions when reloading all the pages using the tab context menu.

Thanks! It's a good idea to have a test to not leave this as undefined behavior.
Attachment #8836019 - Flags: review?(jhofmann) → review+


5 months ago
Flags: qe-verify? → qe-verify-
Whiteboard: [fxprivacy][triage] → [fxprivacy]

Comment 9

5 months ago
Pushed by
Add tests for temporary permissions when reloading all the pages using the tab context menu. r=johannh

Comment 10

5 months ago
Last Resolved: 5 months ago
status-firefox54: affected → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 54
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