Open Bug 1569239 Opened 6 months ago Updated 3 months ago

Tabs not loading when #urlbar-container is hidden


(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P5)

68 Branch





(Reporter: alex, Unassigned)



User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0

Steps to reproduce:

Applied #urlbar-container { display:none!important; } to userChrome.css

Actual results:

URL bar was hidden, but tabs would not load.

Expected results:

URL bar should be hidden and tabs should load properly. It was working fine for a very long time, but after an update from Firefox 67 to 68, as soon as Firefox rebooted, the problem started.

Component: Untriaged → Address Bar

We rewrote the address bar in 68. I'm not sure what about it exactly would break userChrome/tabs, but otoh it's not inconceivable. Are there any errors in the browser console?

Priority: -- → P5

I don't see any errors in the console. To give you a little more background, I normally have a few hundred tabs open, and when I updated to 68, all tabs were just showing a blank screen and required me to refresh the pages. This got very annoying, and after I reinstalled, now I can't even refresh the pages, they are just blank. HOWEVER, pinned tabs behave normally. When launching a new tab, by visiting a new webpage, it works. It mostly is a problem for existing tabs eg. after a reboot of Firefox and or the computer.

Are you sure your ruserChrome is the problem?

Yes, when I remove that line, everything works perfectly. When I put it back in, Firefox is unusable. I really hope you can fix it. Doesn't P5 mean it won't be considered for being fixed?

P5 is the lowest priority. I think a low priority is reasonable. We have lots of other higher priority things to work on, and the number of users who are affected by this has got to be very very small. Firefox is open source though, so if you or anyone else wants to try to figure out why this is broken, they can.

Your CSS just removes the urlbar, right? Can you not remove it the usual way (app menu > Customize)?

Yes, CSS just removes the URLbar. If I could remove it though Customize, I would, but it does not allow removal of the URLbar. As far as I know, the userChrome is the only way to remove it. If you know a workaround, I would be fine with that.

I see, I didn't realize that. I don't know any other way to hide it. Does visibility: collapse work?

Good idea. Tried it, but it didn't work. However, visibility:hidden works like a charm. Thanks for the idea!

One more question...Is there any way to make page actions available with the URL Bar hidden? Is there a way to move page actions to a different location?

No, sorry. There's bug 1407972, which might address that, but it's not being worked on.

Duplicate of this bug: 1591916
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