browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false is no longer respected

ASSIGNED
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Status

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defect
P2
normal
ASSIGNED
6 months ago
a month ago

People

(Reporter: evedaneeltrevize, Assigned: adw)

Tracking

({regression})

63 Branch
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

(Reporter)

Description

6 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

Steps to reproduce:

Have bookmarked sites, and don't have them in your history.

Uncheck Options > Privacy & Security > Address Bar > When using the address bar, suggest: Bookmarks. Or set browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false in about:config

(Update from FF 62 to FF 63).


Actual results:

Start typing the bookmarked site in the address bar, and notice that it suggests the bookmarked site, despite the setting not to use bookmarks as a suggestion source.


Expected results:

Bookmarks should not be used as a suggestion source while this setting is false/uncheked, bookmarked sites should not be revealed and presented when typing in the address bar.
Component: Untriaged → Address Bar

Comment 1

6 months ago
New Firefox version no longer uses moz_hosts, instead it suggests host from moz_origins. With this change, it ignores setting "Suggest from Bookmarks" and autocompletes url. It also seems to ignore or bypass frecency, still suggests at negative values.
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
It's likely a fallback from bug 1488879 and bug 1493636
Blocks: 1488879, 1493636
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(mak77)
Keywords: regression
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
(Assignee)

Updated

6 months ago
Assignee: nobody → adw
(Assignee)

Updated

6 months ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Comment 3

4 months ago
This bug is still present in 64.0
(Reporter)

Updated

4 months ago
Summary: Firefox 63 not honouring browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false → Firefox 63,64 not honouring browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false
Thanks for the update, but there's really no need to update titles/bugs for each version. This is a P1 issue and we'll hopefully get to it soon.
Summary: Firefox 63,64 not honouring browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false → browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false is no longer offered
Summary: browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false is no longer offered → browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark false is no longer respected
Duplicate of this bug: 1519970

Updated

3 months ago
Priority: P1 → P2
(Reporter)

Comment 6

a month ago

Might I enquire why this has been downgraded in priority? It's still leaking all bookmarks into the URL bar despite an explicit menu option to not do so.

Because the team is really busy, so we plan to fix it asap, but we have no resources to fix it "now". Bookmarks are not a top tier privacy information, as such it's not a critical issue. If you have ideas on how to fix the bug, we'll gladly accept suggestions in shape of a code patch.

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