Crash and stops it from working when too many characters are typed in a textfield




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13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Everton, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-BR; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-BR; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

The Mozilla crashes AND stop working (even when you reboot the machine, or try
to disable the auto-complete in settings menu)
When does this happen?
When you got the Auto-Complete feature enabled and you type a lot (I mean a
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT) of characters in a textfield, the next time the
browser try to recover that word it will crash.
And you can't disable the auto-complete feature because it crashes if you do so.

The only way to fix the problem is browsing (not with mozilla =P) to the folder
where the auto-complete words are stored (I forgot the path to it) and delete
THE file.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enable the Auto-Complete feature.
2.Type a lot, I mean a lot, more than k k k k characters in a textfield
3.Click on the submit button (so the browser will save the word you typed to
recover it when you visit the website next time
4.Get back to the same website and let the browser show the list of
auto-complete words and see it crashing...

Actual Results:  
The browser crashed, and the PC has become 100% used by the Mozilla Software

Expected Results:  
Have a limit of N characters to "remember" on auto-complete fields, like this...
* if the guy types 150 chars the browser saves only 30 (the dev. will have to
test the limit of the PC/software and set that number)

Windows XP SP 2 English Version
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
120GB Samsung HD

Comment 1

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050705
Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005070515

Entered a string of 257 letters into Google's search field. Searched it, went
back. Started typing that string, selected that autocomplete entry with no
problem. WFM.

Comment 2

13 years ago
well... as I said, a LOT of characters, and 257 letters isn't a LOT of chars....
257 letters is just a small text, next time test it with at least 10x the amount
you typed.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Related to bug 228475?
I don't think so. This bug is related to AutoComplete unlike bug 228475.

Comment 5

12 years ago
On my wife's Mac OS X (10.2) box, I see behavior similar to this, except that even just a few characters causes the crash.  Often, when I type something into the Google search box, if what I type matches something in the search history, after about four characters, my cursor becomes a fancy colored wheel that spins forever and firefox stops resonding.

Comment 6

12 years ago
Robert, could you either install with talkback or post the crash report that Mac gives you here?
Closing WFM per no response from reporter.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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