Open Bug 1489367 Opened Last year Updated 9 months ago

Firefox shows duplicates of mostly visited sites in the "Show history" dropdown of address bar

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P5, major)

62 Branch
x86_64
Windows 10
defect

Tracking

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Tracking Status
firefox62 + wontfix
firefox63 --- wontfix
firefox64 --- fix-optional

People

(Reporter: TomGrab, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: regression)

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I noticed this after updating from 61.0.2 to 62. 64-bit on Windows 10

When I click on the "Show history" arrow in the address bar, the dropdown now contains many duplicates of my most visited websites. The duplicates seem to be caused by the browser considering http and https addresses of the same website as two separate things. See the attached screenshot for details.
Fwiw it's not mandatory (but it's good habit) for those pages to be the same. Anyway, the default dropdown is not very useful atm, we also have bug 1376911 (and probably something else) about it.
I suggested changing the default view there to a most-frecent view with different contents based on what is enabled (bookmarks, history...), that ideally should leave non secure pages out if they are just redirects.
See Also: → 1376911
What regressed this?  Is it actually a regression at all?
Priority: -- → P5
Tom, Does it still occur? Should we wontfix it? Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(tgrabowski)
QA Contact: cristian.comorasu
(In reply to Sylvestre Ledru [:sylvestre] from comment #3)
> Tom, Does it still occur? Should we wontfix it? Thanks!

Yes, it still occurs to me. I see both HTTP and HTTPS URLs to the same websites. However, HTTPS versions are slowly taking over. 

I have never seen this problem before upgrading to Fx62.
Flags: needinfo?(tgrabowski)
Severity: normal → major
Keywords: regression
P5, not sure it is a regression or not and no complaints from end-users about it on support forums and bugzilla so I am not going to track it for 63.
Marking fix-optional for 64. We could still take a patch in 65.

This also affects when I, say, type "redd" in to the address bar. I'll see the results for "reddit.com" as well as "https://www.reddit.com", as well as "https://reddit.com", some of which have favicons and some of which don't, all of which feels very cluttered and annoying. Should this be a separate bug? I assume the underlying cause is the same.

I understand that we don't get very many reports of this, but it definitely contributes to a feeling of clutter and lack of polish, which I imagine many users experience but few report.

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