Tracking Protection prevents my account avatar-image from showing up, on Spotify (because its URL is at




Tracking Protection
11 months ago
25 days ago


(Reporter: dholbert, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: tp-needsrepro, URL)


(3 attachments)



11 months ago
 0. Have a Spotify account (and let it take your profile picture from Facebook - I think this involves linking it to your Facebook account, or something like that.)

 1. Enable Tracking Protection (in my case, I set it to "Always" in Preferences |Privacy|Tracking Protection, which is a Nightly-only option I think)

 2. Visit and log in (if you're not already logged in)

 3. Look at the upper-right corner of the page.

Your username is printed twice. (The one on the left is actually alt-text for your avatar image, which failed to load because it was blocked by Tracking protection.)

See attached screenshot -- in my case, "dholbert" is printed twice, awkwardly superimposed.

I want my avatar image to have loaded (rather than the left instance of the username), as it does when Tracking Protection is off.

Comment 1

11 months ago
Created attachment 8900880 [details]
screenshot with wide window (with 2 copies of username, overlapping)

The UI is different depending on your window size -- I'll show both versions of the breakage.

First, here's the version with a wide window.

Comment 2

11 months ago
Created attachment 8900881 [details]
screenshot with skinnier window (with 1 copy of username, overlapping Spotify's hamburger menu)

Here's the "mobile" UI that appears if you have a skinnier window.
The problematically overlapping username shown here is really just alt-text for the avatar image that Tracking Protection blocked (just as with the previous screenshot).
Whiteboard: tp-product tp-base
Flags: needinfo?(pdolanjski)
Tested on 58.0a1 with TP enabled. Able to view account overview with no duplicate or overlapping names/images. However I am unable to connect to Facebook, getting the error "Sorry there has been a temporary error, please try again later." on multiple browsers [is not a Firefox or TP issue] so I cannot verify the avatar part. The page continues to block many resources with TP.
Since the blocked image is using a tracking domain on the Disconnect list, the only thing that could be done is to convince Facebook to move these static images to a domain they don't use for tracking.
Component: Tracking Protection → Desktop
Flags: needinfo?(pdolanjski)
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Blocks: 1470301
No longer blocks: 1101005
Component: Desktop → Tracking Protection
Priority: P5 → P3
Product: Tech Evangelism → Firefox
Whiteboard: tp-product tp-base → tp-needsrepro

Comment 5

25 days ago
Created attachment 8988355 [details]
updated screenshot (June 2018)

Here's a screenshot of what this looks like now. (It still happens, though the lower right thing now says "Profile" rather than my username.)
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