Open Bug 916915 Opened 6 years ago Updated 4 months ago

download box title missing

Categories

(Firefox :: Downloads Panel, defect)

23 Branch
x86_64
Windows 8
defect
Not set

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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: educmale, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130814063812

Steps to reproduce:

Executed a download (the last time, preceding the bug report was a 'save' file from Yahoo.




Actual results:

The Download window no longer has a title.   I am assuming this is a V23 problem, since I've noticed it recently; though I won't discount that it was a V22 issue.

Without a title, the start bar tab on Win8 (desktop mode) displays nothing, merely showing a Fox icon.


Expected results:

Title should say "Download", etc...

This is how it used to work.

Note: I am on Win8, using the desktop mode.   I have not yet installed 8.1.
Component: Untriaged → Downloads Panel
John, did you set the preference "browser.download.useToolkitUI" in about:config to true?
Simona, I did not do that, manually.   Looking at that value, I see it is modified (bold) to true.

I wonder if one of the add-ons made a change with an update?  (Can they even do that?)  All of my add-ons have a long history with me, so this implies an update made a change, if I follow my theory of cause.  I will see what happens by changing that value to False.   I don't see any relevant interactions from "TabMixPlus" and "DownThemAll", but will try disabling them, or doing a safe start to see what happens.

What, exactly, does that preference do?   (Which raises another thought:  Where does one go in MozillaLand to find out the uses for each of the preferences.   Many are obvious, some are esoteric....).

If you have other suggestions, they are appreciated.
(In reply to john ruskin from comment #2)
> What, exactly, does that preference do?  

That preference is enabling/disabling the new Downloads Manager. When the preference is set to true you will get the old Downloads Manager that is no longer supported.

>(Which raises another thought: 
> Where does one go in MozillaLand to find out the uses for each of the
> preferences.   Many are obvious, some are esoteric....).

I'm not sure about this second question. If anyone knows, please answer to this one.

> If you have other suggestions, they are appreciated.

You could try to Reset Firefox. You can find more information about what resetting Firefox means here:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems
(In reply to john ruskin from comment #2)
> Where does one go in MozillaLand to find out the uses for each of the
> preferences.

I don't think there's a central documentation, you may file a bug to request one, I know that on the mozillazine knowledge base there is probably a list (likely incomplete and not up-to-date).
You can find some comments in the prefs file directly in the source. http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/app/profile/firefox.js

Btw, important prefs are exposed in options, most of the prefs in about:config are really technical and it's unlikely that someone needs to change those to get a better browser/web experience.
This still occurs in V 25, and I suspect I may have voluntarily tweaked that setting, after reading of if when the simplicity/format of the old list disappeare.

I do wonder if, in the act of not supporting the old download manager, someone also removed a title definition that would have been deprecated?   

My sense is that may be what happened, in which case, I am casting out for a voice that recalls doing that, and can insert the value back into the code, somewhere, for an upcoming release.

The simplicity of the old DL manager formatting has its utility
This still occurs in V 25, and I suspect I may have voluntarily tweaked that setting, after reading of it when the simplicity/format of the old list disappeared.

I do wonder if, in the act of not supporting the old download manager, someone also removed a title definition that would have been deprecated?   

My sense is that may be what happened, in which case, I am casting out for a voice that recalls doing that, and can insert the value back into the code, somewhere, for an upcoming release.

The simplicity of the old DL manager formatting has its utility

John, Still see this?

Flags: needinfo?(educmale)
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