Delete Key displays previous pages from history instead of deleting URL text

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Douglas Godfrey, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
PowerPC
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 06/27)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060328 Firefox/1.5.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060328 Firefox/1.5.0.2

After browsing 50 course web pages on ee.stanford.edu and
downloading 2500 PDF and HTML files Firefox memory usage grows
to 278MB Real and 622MB Virtual memory. 

Selecting the URL field of the first browser window to be opened
and pressing the Delete (Backspace) key to delete the URL does not
work.

Instead of deleting the URL, Firefox displays the previous pages 
from the browser history. 

Since  1.5.0 I have noticed that Firefox does not fully release all
storage allocated for a browser window when the browser window is closed. 

Some structure is being overflowed and causing Firefox to misbehave. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to any large web site with many downloadable files like ee.stanford.edu
2. open 50-60 course web pages
3. download all PDF documents linked to the course page
4. go back to the first browser window and select the URL and press Delete

Actual Results:  
Selecting the URL field of the first browser window to be opened
and pressing the Delete (Backspace) key to delete the URL does not
work.

Instead of deleting the URL, Firefox displays the previous pages 
from the browser history. 


Expected Results:  
The characters in the URL field should have been deleted.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

12 years ago
The problem with the Delete key only applies to the First browser window
that is opened when Firefox was launched.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

12 years ago
After all PDF files are downloaded for a particular course web page
all windows associated with that course are closed.

Firefox does not recover all of the storage. About 2% of Real Memory and 
10% of Virtual Memory is not released.
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 06/27
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
No response from reporter re: comment 3 -->INCOMPLETE.
Reporter, if you still see this problem with the latest release of Firefox 2, please reopen this bug. Thanks!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Updated

9 years ago
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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