Per-page permissions button points to wrong settings menu




6 months ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: firefox, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


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6 months ago
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Steps to reproduce:

1. Open any page where you have not set any site-specific permissions
2. Click on the padlock in the left of the address bar
3. Look at the bottom at the "Permissions" section. It says "You have not granted this site any special permissions"
4. Click on the only clickable thing in that section (the cog icon)

Tested on Windows 7 and Ubuntu (Gnome).

Actual results:

User is taken to the settings page for controlling permissions for all sites

Expected results:

User should be taken to the settings page for controlling permissions for just this site.

Where I expected to end up is the page you get to by clicking on

* padlock
* Connection - Secure Connection >
* More Information
* permissions

That's far too many steps to set a site-specific permission. It's very counter-intuitive that if you want to give a site special permissions, you have to *not* click on the special permissions section, and instead go through many clicks into a menu about connection type.

Either the link should be changed, or another button should be added to take you to the site specific settings.

Use case: By default I delete all cookies when Firefox quits. But I want to make DuckDuckGo an exception, so that it remembers I like the dark theme.

Comment 1

6 months ago


Thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to report this.

What you are describing above is an intended behavior described better here:

If I understood correctly you are suggesting to change the current redirect from the Control Center/Open Permissions Preferences button directly to open the Page info/Permissions tab. This however would be an enhancement.

I'm assigning a component to get an opinion on this, if considered wrong, please feel free to change it to a more appropriate one.

Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Permission Manager
Product: Firefox → Core

Bryan, any thoughts on having the permissions settings button point to page info instead of about:preferences?

Component: Permission Manager → Site Identity and Permission Panels
Flags: needinfo?(bbell)
Product: Core → Firefox
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