Open Bug 1394387 Opened 5 years ago Updated 8 months ago

Search Suggestions do not re-appear after the menu is dismissed

Categories

(Firefox :: Search, defect, P3)

defect

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Tracking Status
firefox57 --- affected

People

(Reporter: cmuresan, Unassigned)

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(Depends on 1 open bug)

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[Affected versions]:
- Firefox 57.0a1 Build ID 	20170827100428

[Affected Platforms]:
- All Windows
- All Mac
- All Linux

[Prerequisites]:
- browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.enabled is set to true in about:config on a clean new profile.

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Start the browser with the profile from prerequisites and open a New Tab.
2. Write a keyword in the search bar and click somewhere else on the page.
3. Click the search bar and observe the behavior.
 
[Expected results]:
- Search suggestions menu is displayed.

[Actual results]:
- Search suggestions menu is not displayed.

[Notes]:
- The issue is also reproducible on the about:home page, old about:newtab page and address bar.
- The issue is not reproducible with the search bar from the toolbar.
- Attached a screen recording of the issue:
Component: Search → Activity Streams: Newtab
(In reply to Ciprian Muresan [:cmuresan], Desktop Engineering QA from comment #0)
> - The issue is also reproducible on the about:home page, old about:newtab
> page and address bar.
Standard8, we've been putting contentSearchUI.js bugs in Search as it affects more than activity stream.
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → Search
I think UX needs to decide what the expected behavior is here.
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)
Priority: -- → P3
Yes this drives me crazy! I think there are a number of things to consider here besides annoyance and consistency. I'm working through that stuff now so I think we should hold off on fixing this one piece until we decide on more comprehensive plan.
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)
I am having this issue with Firefox 62.0b8. I can get the search suggestions dropdown area to show up ONCE upon a fresh launch of the app, then never again. Firefox must be restarted before it will show up again. Yes, I've tried with a fresh profile.

This is extremely annoying.
(In reply to andrew from comment #4)
> I am having this issue with Firefox 62.0b8. I can get the search suggestions
> dropdown area to show up ONCE upon a fresh launch of the app, then never
> again. 

Are you using MacOs 10.14 Beta?
Flags: needinfo?(andrew)
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #5)
> (In reply to andrew from comment #4)
> > I am having this issue with Firefox 62.0b8. I can get the search suggestions
> > dropdown area to show up ONCE upon a fresh launch of the app, then never
> > again. 
> 
> Are you using MacOs 10.14 Beta?

I am. Is this a known issue? Thanks.
Flags: needinfo?(andrew)
yep, various bugs have been filed about it, the current investigation is happening in bug 1468053.
Severity: normal → S4
Depends on: 1704156
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