Closed Bug 826160 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

social UI not shown on earlier versions if same profile was ever used on FF20


(Firefox Graveyard :: SocialAPI, defect)

Not set


(firefox20+ verified, firefox21 verified)

Firefox 21
Tracking Status
firefox20 + verified
firefox21 --- verified


(Reporter: markh, Assigned: markh)




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I haven't actually tried these steps, but I think:

* Create a new profile using Aurora/Beta/17, enable Facebook.
* Start FF20 (Nightly) against the same profile and exit.
* Start Aurora/Beta/17 with the same profile.

Most of the Social UI will be invisible, as the preference is false, as it was removed as part of the migration code in nightly.  eg, the sidebar may be open, but the toolbar and "tools" menu will not have any social elements.
Just expanding on the steps...

1. Start Firefox 18.0b7 with a new profile
2. Navigate to and log in
3. Activate the Social API via
> Social toolbar loaded, Social sidebar loaded, Menu item exists and is checked
4. Quit Firefox and start the latest Nightly with the same profile
> Social toolbar loaded, Social sidebar loaded, Menu item does not exist
5. Quit Nightly and start Firefox 18.0b7 with the same profile
> Social toolbar loaded, Social sidebar loaded, Menu item does not exist

Mark, can you clarify your steps to reproduce? I'm definitely seeing the menu item disappearing but I'm not seeing the toolbar disappearance.

(Tested on Windows 8 FWIW)
Is it important to support this use case?
(In reply to Shane Caraveo (:mixedpuppy) from comment #2)
> Is it important to support this use case?

Potentially, if the UI "disappearance" happens on pave-over it might also happen on upgrade. Depending on how much UI disappears, it could also impede testing efforts.
Removing the clearing of the "active" pref should fix this, and I think there's no real downside to running that migration code multiple times when switching between versions.
This will not fix profiles that have already been migrated, but I think that's OK.
Assignee: nobody → mhammond
Attachment #704392 - Flags: review?(
Attachment #704392 - Flags: review?( → review+
Comment on attachment 704392 [details] [diff] [review]
Don't remove the preference on migration.

[Triage Comment]
Let's take this on Aurora to avoid issues for people jumping between aurora/beta.
Attachment #704392 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 21
I confirm the fix is verified on FF 20.b2. I installed FF 19.b2 and FF 18.b5 and used same profile as the one used in FF 20 and Social API worked fine:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Verified fixed on FF 21b1 too:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0

Builds ID: 20130401192816
Keywords: verifyme
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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