Open Bug 1512486 Opened 4 years ago Updated 26 days ago

Firefox Library downloads view shows non-private downloads in a private window

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(Firefox :: Downloads Panel, defect, P2)

defect

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(Reporter: ehsan.akhgari, Unassigned)

Details

(Keywords: privacy)

STR:

1. In a non-private window download some files.
2. Open a private window, and click on the Library icon.
3. Click on Downloads.

Expected Results: No downloads from your non-private session should be listed there.

Actual Results: The downloads from your non-private session are listed there.

4. Download a file in the private window you just opened.
5. Click on the Library icon and then click on Downloads.

Expected Results: The download from your private session should be listed there.

Actual Results: The download from your private session is not listed there.
I think we have regressed this since Firefox 57 with the Photon redesign.
You are right, I was confused at the beginning because I was thinking to the Library window, this is about the Library panel instead!

The current downloads list in the library panel is coherent with the history in the library panel, there we show global history indeed... *BUT* it is not coherent with Show all downloads in the same view, that opens about:downloads that only shows private downloads.

I think it should be coherent with about:downloads, thus, as you said, it should only show private downloads.
Keywords: privacy
Priority: -- → P2
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #2)
> The current downloads list in the library panel is coherent with the history
> in the library panel, there we show global history indeed...

Oh hmm, do we want to do that in a private window?
well, in a private window there's no history, so the menu would be empty if we did.

just working my way through old privacy issues

STR

  • open Firefox in non-private mode, download a file, click hamburger > downloads (or go Ctrl-J, or click the download icon on the toolbar), see your downloaded item listed
  • open a new private window, download is no longer shown

I actually fail to see this was a privacy concern, the original window is still open, and OP should control their device when in use. PB mode is about not retaining PB mode disk data, not normal mode. But anyway, seems fixed now

Luke? Close as WORKSFORME?

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