Highlight/delete multiple site containers in history sidebar only deletes first one




10 years ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: mbuchmann, Unassigned)



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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009040821 Firefox/3.0.9
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009040821 Firefox/3.0.9

When cleaning up browsing history by selecting multiple site 'folders' in the history sidebar, only the first entry of the selection group is removed

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform normal browsing session to populate history
2. Open history sidebar (ctrl-h)
3. Highlight multiple sites (when in 'view by date/site' (click on a folder, shift-arrow to select more above/below)
4. Hit delete

Actual Results:  
Only the first entry selected is deleted, the others you selected are de-selected

Expected Results:  
All highlighted entries should be deleted.

Comment 1

10 years ago
One more thing: selecting all with ctrl-a will delete all entries as expected.

Comment 2

10 years ago
I confirm, bug appeared in 3.0. Now in 3.5 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090615 Firefox/3.5) it still presents.

Maybe related: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=226350

Platform: tested on XP and Vista, both affected.

Comment 3

10 years ago
i can confirm this behavior, looks like we don't iterate correctly
Ever confirmed: true


10 years ago
Summary: Highlight/delete multiple entries in history sidebar only deletes first entry → Highlight/delete multiple site containers in history sidebar only deletes first one

Comment 4

9 years ago
As I understand, no fix in 3.5 branch?

Comment 5

9 years ago
Tried 3.6b1 pre (20091014035152), the bug is present. Is it going to be an "everlasting" bug?

Comment 6

9 years ago
Same in 3.6 RC1. Hope it will be fixed in 3.7.

Comment 7

9 years ago
Same in fx 3.6.4rc1


9 years ago
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 260367

Comment 9

9 years ago
This not a duplicate of 260367.

This bug specifically is about deleting multiple selected history containers with example  "By Date and Site" and would also apply to "By Site" and to "By Date". 

Bug 260367 does not mention containers, and in fact specifically mentions items (as opposed to containers).  There is no problem deleting selected multiple history items such as in "By Most Visited", and "By Last Visited" so it had probably been marked invalid on that account (not reproducible from directions).

Multiple selection can also be done with Ctrl and Shift keys, provided one clicks to the left of the container/site icon.  It is not necessary to restrict selection to just use Shift+arrow key to avoid going to a single item in a container rather than selecting it. (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Viewing_the_browsing_history_-_Firefox#Deleting_history_items)
Restoring bug's status based on comment 0 & comment 9 opposed to Bug 260367 comment 0.
OS: Windows Vista → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

Comment 11

8 years ago
Tried 4.0b1 build1 - the bug is present.

Comment 12

8 years ago
Same in 4.0b3

Comment 13

8 years ago
Same in 4.0b9


8 years ago
Keywords: privacy
Whiteboard: [places-next-wanted]

Comment 14

8 years ago
No fix in 6.0a2. Please fix it for 6.0 final.
Please don't comment in the bug for each new version. If the bug is open then it has not been fixed.


5 years ago
Whiteboard: [places-next-wanted]

Comment 16

5 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 years ago5 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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