It's too hard to grant permission to the page again, if something is typed in location bar




Site Identity and Permission Panels
a year ago
a year ago


(Reporter: 684sigma, Unassigned)



53 Branch

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a year ago
I have a problem with Firefox Beta 53. It also happens in Nightly 55, doesn't happen in Beta 52, ESR 45.
In some cases it's impossible to grant permission to the page, if something is typed in location bar. (Note that I have nowhere to move the text from location bar, I can't copy it into clipboard, because it often contains important information).
Here's how to reproduce the bug:

1. Open , type something in location bar
2. Click on "Location" button on the page, press Escape to disallow geolocation
3. Click on "Location" button on the page (assume that I came back to that tab after significant amount of time)

Result: It's impossible to grant permission again, without canceling text in location bar
Expected: Step 3 should just show permission panel again, or it should be possible to grant permission again without canceling text in location bar (for example, geolocation icon should be clickable, or (i) button should be clickable)

Comment 1

a year ago
Just verified that it indeed started from Beta 53 and Nightly 55 (2017-04-03) is affected.
All questions about validity of this bug should be redirected to designer. I think expected behavior is more user-friendly.
Has STR: --- → yes
Keywords: regression

Comment 2

a year ago
As suggested in Bug 1353769 comment 6, I tried to use Mozregression-gui.

It generated this regression range:

Then I tried to test each changeset on mozilla-central and autoland branches. Results:
autoland 9eba4bb9cb62 - bad
autoland 3eb974e77d50 - good

Therefore it was caused by Bug 1206232.
Blocks: 1206232
Flags: needinfo?(jhofmann)
We don't allow opening the identity popup there because we can't show security indicators while the urlbar is not showing the original URL. This protects against URL spoofing.

There is, however, another way to change permissions. Right click the page -> View Page Info -> Permissions.
Last Resolved: a year ago
Flags: needinfo?(jhofmann)
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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