right click "search google for" brings up google firefox homepage instead of searching

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Perry Harrington, Unassigned)

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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020410 Fedora/3.0.6-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020410 Fedora/3.0.6-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.6

If I select text, right click, and select "search google for ...", it returns the Firefox branded Google home page.  If you right click on the page first, then left click on the page to make the menu disappear, select text, right click, then select "search google for ...", it works properly.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
bug
1. select text
2. right click on page
3. select "search google for ..."

Actual Results:  
Firefox branded webpage is displayed to user

Expected Results:  
Google search results for selected text

workaround
1. right click on page
2. left click on page
3. select text
4. right click on page
5. select "search google for ..."

Machine is running Fedora 10 with provided 3.0.6 package.
You are using a special version for Fedora. Can you please check an official release from Mozilla? You can get it here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

I'm not able to reproduce it.
This would happen if the text you selected was empty (i.e. "") or if it was all whitespace (since the selection getting code strips all whitespace).

Since that's rather unlikely given your steps to reproduce, perhaps we're failing to retrieve the selected text for some other reason. Can you set javascript.options.showInConsole to true using about:config, and then check the error console for errors after reproducing the bug?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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