Open Bug 1376911 Opened 2 years ago Updated 20 days ago

Clicking history dropmarker on URLBar shows nothing for a fresh new user


(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P3)

56 Branch




(Reporter: rexboy, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])


(2 files)

1. open a fresh profile by executing firefox -P, clicking new profile.
2. click on the history dropmarker.

Dropdown shows.

Nothing happened.

Summary: Clicking history dropmarker shows nothing for a fresh new user → Clicking history dropmarker on URLBar shows nothing for a fresh new user
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Mak has proposed to change the default result for clicking history dropmarker. 
Quoting from bug 1371542 comment 44:
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #44)
> (In reply to :Gijs from comment #43)
> > Well, this is targeted for 57, so it seems to me we have time to just fix
> > the url bar instead of working around the issue only to then remove the code
> > again once we fix things 'properly'.
> Note that there's no definition of "properly" yet.
> I could propose to make the default behavior returning anything, restrict to
> bookmarks if history is disabled, to history if bookmarks are disabled, and
> to openPage if both are disabled.
> The code is here:
> fdb811340ac4e6b93703d72ee99217f3b1d250ac/toolkit/components/places/
> UnifiedComplete.js#484
> But honestly I have no data to tell if the new setting would be better than
> the old one. For sure "typed" doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, so
> off-hand I'd be fine with the change.
> > Note that I'm also not sure how our search deals work, but if this impacts
> > those because now we search for "Firefox" all the time, that's potentially
> > not a desired side-effect...
> We don't actually "search" for it, we're just fetching suggestions, so I
> don't think it would be a problem.
Yet we have no data to decide if the change brings better experience, I'll collect some UX's inputs before moving on.
for a fresh user
Priority: -- → P2
Blocks: 1446325
No longer blocks: 1446325
See Also: → 1489367
Depends on: 1547279
Priority: P2 → P3
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