Closed Bug 1377740 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Clicking on some links in about:firefox doesn't do anything


(Firefox for Android :: General, defect, P1)

56 Branch



Firefox 56
Tracking Status
fennec + ---
firefox54 --- unaffected
firefox55 --- unaffected
firefox56 + verified


(Reporter: gvanwaelvelde, Assigned: Sylvestre, Mentored)


(Keywords: regression)


(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0
Build ID: 20170628075643

Steps to reproduce:

My device is a Samsung J7 running Android 6.0.1, Firefox 56.0a1 (2017-07-01).

1) Navigate to about:firefox
2) Click on "FAQ", "Support", "Privacy Policy" or "Credits"

Actual results:

Nothing happens. Clicking on "Licensing Information" or "Know Your Rights" works.

Expected results:

Redirection to relevant webpage.
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: regression in default bookmark about:firefox. This is a blocker to releasing Firefox for Android v56
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Has STR: --- → yes
Ever confirmed: true
Regression window performed:
Last good revision: 5293e5f8935831e2e0d91ac9b69c1b473b3c0177 (2017-06-13)
First bad revision: b266a8d8fd595b84a7d6218d7b8c6b7af0b5027c (2017-06-14)
Providing the tree that was bisected (autoland/mozilla-inbound/mozilla-central) and the link to the change set range is helpful.

A ton of work is in that one day range.

This needs to be bisected using inbound/autoland builds.
Hi Dao
Could you give me some advice if this may related to previous about pages work?

Thank you!
Flags: needinfo?(dao+bmo)
Assignee: nobody → cnevinchen
Priority: -- → P1
(In reply to Nevin Chen [:nechen] from comment #4)
> Hi Dao
> Could you give me some advice if this may related to previous about pages
> work?
> Thank you!

If you mean the styling work for about:rights for instance, then no, this seems unrelated to that.
Flags: needinfo?(dao+bmo)
tracking-fennec: ? → +
Hi sylvestre
Could you please check if your patch causes this bug?
Cause I see in comment 3 your fix in Bug 1372215 has modified mobile/android/chrome/content/about.xhtml
Thank you!
Flags: needinfo?(sledru)
This is very unlikely, my patch just hides a link 
see the patch here:
Flags: needinfo?(sledru)
After I remove your fix and build again, the links could be clicked normally.
Could you please help try verify again?
Flags: needinfo?(sledru)
I guess you will have problem with your fix in here
cause releaseNotesURL is not found
This is just a small fix. If anyone want to take it, feel free to do it. Just add a null check in comment 9.
If no one want to do it. I'll fix it before 56.
Mentor: cnevinchen
Flags: needinfo?(cnevinchen)
Keywords: good-first-bug
My bad, I took it as I am the one who introduced it.
FYI, this is only happening with nightly.
Assignee: cnevinchen → sledru
Flags: needinfo?(sledru)
Comment on attachment 8889283 [details]
Bug 1377740 - Only set the url when the link exists n?nechen

Attachment #8889283 - Flags: review+
Pushed by
Only set the url when the link exists n?nechen r=nechen
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 56
Flags: needinfo?(cnevinchen)
Verified as fixed on Nightly 56 (2017-07-25).
Device: LG G4 (Android 5.1).
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