Open Bug 1414744 Opened 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Stop using Activity Stream in mozscreenshots

Categories

(Testing :: mozscreenshots, enhancement)

Version 3
enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: johannh, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

Since Activity Stream is set as the default home page / new tab page for Firefox, some screenshot configurations show it as a side effect. This leads to frequent intermittent inconsistencies such as this:

https://screenshots.mattn.ca/comparisons/mozilla-central/0a7ff6e19bcc229500d92597fac9340d9bdef959/mozilla-central/a4ed10c530275490da48679c6ca5aa0ed196332a/windows7-32/controlCenter_064_compactLight_about.png

or this

https://screenshots.mattn.ca/comparisons/mozilla-central/a4ed10c530275490da48679c6ca5aa0ed196332a/mozilla-central/3f627210c55d6b2b0a0635683cc4a29102a90270/linux64/controlCenter_043_lightLWT_about.png

and more.

We also shouldn't trigger alerts for random configurations when Activity Stream lands new changes.

Maybe we should override the home page with mozscreenshots.html?
about:home was originally chosen so that we do see regressions in its content… not sure what to do
This should be fixed indirectly once cropping lands. Then we can do an Activity Stream-specific configuration that is able to wait for all elements of the page to load and display before taking the screenshot.
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