Oops, accidentally hit enter while initially entering the summary. Here goes: --- OK, so I've been having "Add Bookmark" occasionally silently not work for the past few months, and finally have found the cause. I have a page here, full of links to a site that is very unresponsive. If I middle-click a link to open it in a new tab in the background, selecting add bookmark from the menu does nothing. It closes the menu but the dialog does not pop up. If I close the "Loading..." tab, or select it, and then return to the first, bookmarking works properly. Also, if I middle click e.g. ten links, I can't bookmark a page unless I close all ten of them. The site is now back up, so you may need to setup your own unresponsive service on port 80 (netcat? perhaps it needs to be before the SYN,ACK? A packet filtering firewall should work), or find a site that just hangs to test.
Severity: normal → major
Summary: can' → can't add bookmark while page is loading in background
(In reply to comment #0) > I can verify this behaviour for Windows as well, right now I am running Firefox 0.8. I only have to add that I found this bug to not only occur when the new links are on unresponsive sites, but whenever they are not fully loaded. Go to a gallery/graphics site (e.g. deviantart.com, or some photography site, or wallpaper downloads, ...), and load a lot of links in the background (just enough so that Firefox is still loading in one or two of them, and then press CTRL-D. Nothing will happen. Repeat when all tabs with all images are fully loaded, and it will bring up the bookmarking dialog. Only once though, it will not miraculously trigger a dialog for the first CTRL-D with some latency or something. The OS for this bug should be set to all, since it is obviously affecting Win32 and Linux builds.
Finally I found this bug report. I see the reported behaviour from the beginning. Steps to reproduce are exactly those reported in comment #2. It usually needs 2-3 loading tabs for the bookmarking to become non-functional (neither shortcut nor menu bookmarking works). Perhaps it is not as easy to reproduce on fast connections but I am very frequently stuck on this when I the sites I visit are modestly graphics intensive.
OS: Linux → All
IMO, Failing to bookmark a page is something totally unacceptable for a final release. Nominating for 1.0.
*** Bug 250998 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
14 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR? → blocking-aviary1.0PR-
Vlad, can you take a look at this please?
Assignee: firefox → vladimir
+ing for investigation.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0+
Not a "blocker"
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0+ → blocking-aviary1.0-
I think my issue is related, so I won't make a new bugreport yet. Maintainers, please let me know if it is apropriate to create a new report. My problem is I cannot open a bookmark in a new tab, if the current tab is in the middle of a load (/.ed). If I middle-click on my bookmarks toolbar to open one of my bookmarks in a new tab while a tab is trying to load, the bookmark gets opened in the tab that is trying to load, not a new one.
needs aviary landing keyword
no it doesn't
Shouldnt (Cant type apostrophes any longer due to bug.) this be under bookmarks component?
Component: Menus → Bookmarks
QA Contact: bugzilla → bookmarks
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6 I have not been able to reproduce this. Can someone confirm if this is still a problem?
Can no longer reproduce it too, for a while (maybe more than a month).
WFM 1.5 RC2, resolving, clearing nomination.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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