Location bar partially broken after clearing authentication sessions with bmo page open




11 years ago
9 months ago


(Reporter: smichaud, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



This is _very_ wierd, is cross-platform (it happens on OS X, Linux and
Windows), and happens in FF2, FF 3.0.X and FF 3.X.

So far I'm only able to reproduce it at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org,
so it may have something to do with bugzilla (or with a particular
version or server-setup of bugzilla).

1) Visit https://bugzilla.mozilla.org.

   Keep this window/tab open.  You don't need to be logged in.  The
   window can be minimized or in the background.  The tab containing
   containing https://bugzilla.mozilla.org needn't be the current
   tab (the one currently visible in its window).

2) Choose Tools : Clear Private Data, select only "Authenticated
   Sessions" and click on "Clear Private Data Now".

3) In any currently open tab/window that doesn't currently contain
   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org, try to visit that site.

   Notice that nothing happens.

   On OS X, you can make this problem stop happening by doing any of
   the following:

   A) Click on the Desktop (to put Firefox into the background) and
      then on one of the Firefox windows (to put it back into the


   B) Click on the location bar twice (not a double-click), so that a
      flashing text-entry cursor appears.  Then press Return.


   C) Open a new window and try visiting https://bugzilla.mozilla.org
      in that window.

   None of these (A, B or C) work on Windows and Linux.  That they
   work on even one platform suggest this may be at least partially a
   focus bug.


11 years ago
Component: Layout → Location Bar and Autocomplete
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: layout → location.bar

Comment 1

9 months ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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