Add extensions, user agent to about:memory

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: justin.lebar+bug, Assigned: justin.lebar+bug)

Tracking

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Details

(Whiteboard: [MemShrink:P2])

(Assignee)

Description

7 years ago
Almost every time someone reports a memory bug, we end up asking for their list of extensions and user agent string.  We should just include this in about:memory.

(It's not going to solve the problem for people who cherry-pick only part of about:memory, but it's better than nothing.)

Ehsan, I'm sorry for shooting down this idea when it came up at MemShrink a while ago.
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Component: General → about:memory
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → about.memory
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Whiteboard: [MemShrink]
Assignee: nobody → justin.lebar+bug
Whiteboard: [MemShrink] → [MemShrink:P2]

Comment 1

7 years ago
It takes up a fair few lines to list the installed extensions in most cases.

How about just adding a link to about:support that users can open in a new tab and just copy the first 2 sections? If you're delving deep into a memory bug report there's a whole range of stuff that you might want from the user (extensions, graphics info, themes, personas, plugins, accessibility, modified memory/image preferences etc.). I don't think it should all be in about:memory (but it probably should all be in about:support).
(Assignee)

Comment 2

7 years ago
We already have a link to about:support, but it's obviously not so noticeable.  :)

We frequently get bug reports without the list of extensions, and then it takes some time to get that list, if we ever do!  The purpose of this bug is to increase the probability that we get most of the information we need on the first pass.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

6 years ago
This hasn't really been a problem lately, so I don't think we're going to put effort into this atm.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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