Strange element near the empty tab




6 years ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: trojanserver2011, Unassigned)


15 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(2 attachments)



6 years ago
Created attachment 670097 [details]

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120905151427

Steps to reproduce:

Open Firefox 15.0.1 with only one empty tab. Click on the empty area of the page, to make address bar loose its focus. Put the cursor over the address bar.

Actual results:

A strange element near that tab (on the tabs-panel) appeared. Probably that should be a hint-element.

Expected results:

A hint with text should appear, or nothing should appear at all.


6 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar

Comment 1

6 years ago
Please, try the basic troubleshooting steps:

1) Safe mode:

2) New profile:

Does it fix your issue?

Comment 2

6 years ago
Hi Loic, I tried both steps that you recommended. Neither safe mode not new profile does not fix the issue.
I reproduced same bug on other computer (Win 7) with Firefox 14 installed, so it is probably a small bug in UI.


6 years ago
Component: Location Bar → Tabbed Browser


6 years ago
Component: Tabbed Browser → Location Bar
Have you tried to upgrade to the most recent Firefox version? (currently 16, 17 next week)

Can you also try a En-US build?

That's not such a small bug, if everybody would see that, we would certainly have a good number of reports around this (which is not the case). So I assume there must be something specific to your system.

Comment 4

6 years ago
Hi Virgil Dicu, I reprodused this bug both in 16 and 17 versions on different machines (and on RU and EN builds). Aslo I noticed that no matter how many tabs are opened - you need just to open a new tab, click on white page, and move cursor over the adress bar. See attachment file moz_bug_2.png
I think that this strange element is a hint (tooltip), but it has no text for some reasons.

Comment 5

6 years ago
Created attachment 687559 [details]
With some tabs...
Can't reproduce on Windows 7 - Firefox Nightly. Tabs on top or tabs on Bottom.

Comment 7

6 years ago
Ok, I am just a user that wanted to help. This issue is cosmetical, so minor. If there will be more reports like this I belive you will pay attantion and fix it.

Thanks and good luck,

Comment 8

5 months ago
Per policy at 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: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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