Closed Bug 1681965 Opened 10 months ago Closed 7 months ago

[Experiment] Moving the Sponsored tile in the order eBay over Amazon then Amazon over eBay moves the Amazon tile in the 3rd position


(Firefox :: Top Sites, defect)




Tracking Status
firefox83 --- wontfix
firefox84 --- wontfix
firefox86 --- wontfix
firefox87 --- wontfix
firefox88 --- verified


(Reporter: mheres, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


[Affected versions]:

  • Firefox Beta 84.0 (Build ID: 20201210144358)

[Affected Platforms]:

  • Windows 10
  • macOS 10.15
  • Linux Mint 20


  • Be enrolled in the Treatment branch of one of the TopSites Launch Phase 3 experiments or have the preferences used set. For the US version:
  • set to US
  • set to amazondotcom-adm
  • browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 set to true
  • browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL set to true
  • browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting set to true

[Steps to reproduce]:

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Drag the eBay tile from position 2 to position 1 (position of Amazon tile).
  3. Drag the Amazon tile from position 1 to position 2 (position of eBay tile).
  4. Observe the positions of the Sponsored tiles.

[Expected result]:

  • All tiles remain in their original positions.

[Actual result]:

  • Youtube is moved in position 1, eBay remains in position 2 and Amazon is moved to position 3.


  • This behavior was the one encountered for the Fx 83 version for both tiles (with Bug 1676169 being encountered at the same time on 83).
  • This issue is not reproducible if attempting to move only one of the tiles over the other (i.e. trying to move eBay on Amazon’s position multiple times or the other way around will just keep them in their initial positions).
  • Attached is a recording of the issue.
Blocks: 1690584
No longer blocks: 1653929

After the introduction of Bug 1682602, this issue is no longer reproducible as Sponsored Top Sites can no longer be moved. Tested using Firefox Nightly 88.0a1 (Build ID: 20210310215846) on Windows 10, Linux Mint 20 and macOS 10.15.7. As a result I am closing this as verified fixed.

Closed: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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