Missing preferences that cause support problems in about:support (Troubleshooting Information)

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 10

Status

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: zzxc, Assigned: Tobbi)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 10
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 .x+)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 2 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
The about:support troubleshooting information doesn't include the middle mouse button preferences, which has been a problem for users troubleshooting why autoscrolling or mousewheel scrolling/zooming are not working.

The preferences that should be added are:
mousewheel.* (currently whitelisted incorrectly as browser.mousewheel.*)
general.autoScroll
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Other preferences that are missing:
permissions.default.image (controls when images are displayed on web sites)
browser.display.* (controls whether colors and background images are used)
services.sync.* (controls whether preferences are synced via Firefox Sync)
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Summary: Middle mouse button preferences not listed on about:support → Missing preferences that cause support problems in about:support (Troubleshooting Information)
Nice to have, and AIUI can also be added in a stability and support release. Not a blocker for Firefox 4.
blocking2.0: ? → .x
(Assignee)

Comment 3

6 years ago
Created attachment 537639 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

This patch changes the order of the preferences so that it's alphabetical,
changes browser.mousewheel to mousewheel and adds all the proposed preferences to the whitelist
Assignee: nobody → tobbi.bugs
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #537639 - Flags: review?
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Attachment #537639 - Flags: review? → review?(gavin.sharp)
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Attachment #537639 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

6 years ago
Created attachment 537643 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2
Attachment #537639 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Comment 5

6 years ago
Comment on attachment 537643 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Review of attachment 537643 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Attachment #537643 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Comment on attachment 537643 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

services.sync.* includes tons of private information (lastSyncTime, "GUID", clusterURL, etc.), so we shouldn't include it here. If there are things there that need to be specifically included we can do that. The other changes look fine.
Attachment #537643 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp) → review-
(Assignee)

Comment 7

6 years ago
Created attachment 537647 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v3

v3, excluding services.sync. 

I suppose we can decide on what sync preferences to include later. But for now, this should be everything.
Attachment #537643 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #537647 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Attachment #537647 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 8

6 years ago
Can someone check this in, please?
Keywords: checkin-needed

Comment 9

6 years ago
Please could you tweak your hgrc to automatically add author info (guide here: http://blog.bonardo.net/2010/06/22/so-youre-about-to-use-checkin-needed) + add a commit message when attaching patches, since it makes pushing half a dozen checkin-neededs a lot easier. Thanks :-)
Made the comment 9 changes in the end, just so this manages to make Firefox 10, for SUMO's sake.

https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/a15e40c515eb
Keywords: checkin-needed
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 10
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/a15e40c515eb
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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