Open Bug 1489364 Opened Last year Updated 6 months ago

Using Firefox Nightly strips User Styles from Firefox

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(Firefox :: Extension Compatibility, defect)

61 Branch
defect
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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: erwinm, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0
Build ID: 20180807170231

Steps to reproduce:

1. I use Stylus both for safety and readability.

2. I opened Firefox Nightly to test whether a bug also appeared in Firefox Nightly. It did.


Actual results:

3. I opened Firefox. I tried to check something in Stylus, and all my user Styles were gone.

4. I installed one more style, opened Firefox Nightly, opened Firefox, and found this style was also gone.


Expected results:

5. Testing Firefox Nightly should not remove safety and accessibility tools from Firefox proper!
Hi MarjaE,

Thanks for reporting this bug. I have some questions.

• Can you update to the newest version of Firefox and see if this is reproducible in the newest release version (62.0)?

• What websites/styles have you installed? I want to see if I can reproduce exact behavior and using this add-on, it looks like different sites/styles behave differently.
Component: Untriaged → Extension Compatibility
Flags: needinfo?(erwinm)
* Can you update to the newest version of Firefox

No. I tried to recover using MacOS Time Machine, but that failed. I lost *all* my safety settings, the ability to use menus, and the ability to use keyboard shortcuts. I am currently using Waterfox.

* What websites/styles have you installed? I want to see if I can reproduce exact behavior and using this add-on, it looks like different sites/styles behave differently.

Using the Waterfox list:

* Block Apple's Dogpic (based on a discussion at discussions.apple.com, stopped working in Firefox 60.)

* Block Sticky Elements (work in progress.)

* Block Top Bars (work in progress, to merge with Block Sticky elements once that one's working.)

* Disable Google Maps Zoom (stopped working anywhere.)

* Limited transition blocker (stopped working anywhere.)

* Move timeline (based on a discussion at Elsewhere Cafe.)

* Steam store: disable screenshot carousel (possibly from UserStyles.org?)

* Tumblr - Block Logo Animation (renamed from UserStyles.)

* Tumblr - Hide Tumblr Radar (renamed.)

* Tumblr - No Scrolling Avatars (renamed.)

* Tumblr - Restyle - Post Editor Scroll (renamed.)

* Tumblr Block Video (based on a discussion there.)

* Tumblr Green and Gray (from UserStyles. Currently added to userChrome.css in Waterfox, stopped working either way in Firefox 60, with occassional brief functionality.)

* Tumblr login/not found background disable (from UserStyles.)

* Tumblr sticky header no more (probably from UserStyles.)

* Userstyles.org - Wide & Content-First (from Userstyles.)
Flags: needinfo?(erwinm)

Probably identical to Bug 1448669

I reinstalled FF a couple months ago, and painfully reconfigured what I could. If someone can explain how to test this w/o potentially losing my FF installation again and hurting myself again, I'd be glad to try.

IIRC since recently Nightly should use a different profile from release, so it should just work. But just to be sure you can back up your profile directory. In Linux, that's in ~/.mozilla/firefox. Not sure about windows or OSX.

Does it copy the existing profile directory, or does it revert to all default settings?

Should revert to default settings.

Okay, so how are users supposed to (a) use Nightly without getting hurt by the default settings and (b) use Nightly to test bugs.

You can copy over your profile. Though the closer to default settings you can reproduce the bug the easier it is for other people to also reproduce and debug them.

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