remove font cache size from about:support

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

()

Core
Graphics
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: JK, Assigned: jtd)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 7
Points:
---
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

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Description

6 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b11) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110214 Firefox/4.0b12pre

The font cache size is always shown as n/a unless firefox.exe is elevated (administrator). Since most users (I think) don't run Firefox elevated (would be a security risk), there is no point to display it in about:support.

Reproducible: Always
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Depends on: 629611
Version: unspecified → Trunk
blocking2.0: ? → -
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Summary: remove font cache size from about:support → remove font cache size from about:support (since it gives false information)
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Summary: remove font cache size from about:support (since it gives false information) → remove font cache size from about:support (since it gives false information if FF is not running as administrator)
(Assignee)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Once MS fixes the underlying bug there's no reason to display font cache size.  We could simply omit the string altogether if not available (i.e. rather than "n/a") but I'd prefer not to eliminate it entirely since it can be useful when it is available.

Comment 2

6 years ago
Nothing wrong here, maybe the line should be hidden if the value is "n/a" but why would you hide a field when it's possible to see it?
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Comment 3

6 years ago
Now that MS has released a patch for the underlying problem, the plan is to remove the font cache size information.  Probably for a .x release.
Assignee: nobody → jdaggett
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 4

6 years ago
Created attachment 526653 [details] [diff] [review]
patch, trim out font cache size
Attachment #526653 - Flags: review?(jmuizelaar)
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: remove font cache size from about:support (since it gives false information if FF is not running as administrator) → remove font cache size from about:support
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Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 650723
Attachment #526653 - Flags: review?(jmuizelaar) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 5

6 years ago
Pushed to trunk
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/e4564e608e8a
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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