Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus after about an hour of browsing (linux)

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Firefox
Menus
UNCONFIRMED
5 years ago
a month ago

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(Reporter: Dan Jacobson, Unassigned)

Tracking

25 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:24.0) Gecko/20130726 Firefox/24.0 Iceweasel/24.0a2 (Nightly/Aurora)
Build ID: 20130726004002

Steps to reproduce:

After a while, in all tabs./windows
1. The right mouse click no longer does anything.
2. The left mouse click on File Edit View ... toolbar just flashes that toolbar item's name, but does not open up that item's submenu.

Typing ALT F, ALT E, ALT V, etc. also just flashes that item.



Expected results:

One needs to restart firefox to get things working again.
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Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 883660
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Basic left link clicking is unaffected.

Comment 3

5 years ago
Does it happen with builds from Mozilla?
Window manager?

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Mouse degrades → Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus

Updated

5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Keyboard Navigation
Could you please try the following, to see if you still reproduce the issue :

1) try this with a clean profile: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

2) running in Safe mode: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode
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Comment 5

5 years ago
All I know is it happens on several of my machines,
usually after an hour or so of using Facebook.

I use clean installations of Firefox. Virgin profiles.

The only addon is adblock plus.
Version: 24 Branch → 25 Branch
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Comment 6

5 years ago
The workaround here on linux (noting that File > Quit is no longer clickable, as one cannot open the File menu anymore due to the bug) is
$ killall firefox
$ firefox
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Comment 7

5 years ago
That restores our session pretty much intact.
One should perhaps submit any half filled forms before doing that though, as at least left clicking Submit buttons still works.
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Comment 8

4 years ago
Happened in -safe-mode too today after about an hour using Facebook.
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Comment 9

4 years ago
Wait, it appears I don't need to restart Firefox. All I need to do is close each and every Facebook tab (and then open them back up again if I want) and the problem is gone.

Updated

4 years ago
Summary: Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus → Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus (caused at least by Facebook tabs)
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Comment 10

4 years ago
Today it happened when NOT browsing Facebook.
So all I still know is it takes about an hour of browsing to cause the bug.
Summary: Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus (caused at least by Facebook tabs) → Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus after about an hour of browsing

Updated

4 years ago
Component: Keyboard Navigation → Menus
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Comment 11

4 years ago
Today closing each and every Facebook tab didn't help. One must close all tabs (and thus quit, and later restart Firefox.)

Comment 12

4 years ago
I get the same issue. After some time (cannot be more accurate than this, but an hour is probably a minimum) menus won't open if clicked on. The "+" sign to open new tabs has no effect (CTRL+t still works).

What is interesting is that I get the same issue in Thunderbird, with exact same symptoms (though the problem does not occur in both apps at the same time!), but no other application. So I'm guessing some shared lib. Running Linux Mint Petra with Mate as window manager. Firefox 29 and Thunderbird 24.5.0, but the issue has been around for a while.

I need to restart the program to fix the issue.

Comment 13

4 years ago
Issue filed for Thunderbird here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1032619.

Comment 14

3 years ago
This is very prominent in all versions since 4.x, just don't touch the 
computer for an hour, then both thunderbird and firefox will not open any
of its menus, last tested was 31.2.0 (TB and FF) on Solaris x86 version,
profile/safe makes no difference. The bug is very reliably reproduceable 
since 30.x, before it was a little bit random to get there.

Comment 15

3 years ago
See also old bug #637023 and bug #642232, it first appeared in the bookmark 
menu.

Updated

3 years ago
See Also: → bug 1032619

Updated

11 months ago
See Also: → bug 1344620

Comment 16

11 months ago
This still happens in Firefox ESR 45.7 (Opensolaris version). Just prominently happened when logging on the github login page to this site, menus 
locked, and even back history completely stopped working (firefox was just a few minutes up, no page visited before). As reported before, this
happens after a significant time of inactivity automatically, or seems to be triggered instantly after logging into specific newer sites, as this
github page, or, e.g., https://mein.stadtmobil.de/. Very pesky, annoying problem. I think 1344620 and 1058058 are just plain duplicates of this bug.

Comment 17

11 months ago
Just adding that this does not only affect the firefox menus, but all forms menus on loaded webpages too.

Comment 18

6 months ago
A large number of mouse bug reports end up closing as invalid. https://mzl.la/2uUGRYd

Dan, does this still reproduce for you?
Flags: needinfo?(jidanni)

Comment 19

6 months ago
Still very regularly occuring and reproducible on FF 52.0.2 (Solaris x86). Far from being invalid...
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Comment 20

6 months ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #18)
Frankly these days I don't usually manage to use Firefox for a whole hour unless I'm on some Big Iron CPU, so can't tell you.
However as you see in Comment 19, others say yes. So I'll unsubscribe...
Flags: needinfo?(jidanni)

Updated

a month ago
Summary: Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus after about an hour of browsing → Mouse degrades, main menu items do not open menus after about an hour of browsing (linux)
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