Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#27576 new defect

Disabling urlbar autocompletion breaks urlbar

Reported by: kowenki Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

I like to disable the autocompletion/suggestion features of the Firefox urlbar by setting
browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled
to false.
In the new TorBrowser version this breaks the urlbar.
Typing an address and pressing return does not work anymore.
Actually the ui hangs for 2 seconds, but nothing happens.

TorBrowser Version on Linux:
8.0 (based on Mozilla Firefox 60.2.0esr) (64-bit)

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by arma

For context, can you confirm that this worked on Tor Browser 7.5.6 (64-bit Linux)?

Last edited 12 months ago by arma (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by kowenki

Clarification:
When I start TorBrowser with browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled==True and set it to "False",
the urlbar breaks. Once I restart the TorBrowser the urlbar works again as expected and the setting is correct (False).
When I change the setting to True and to False back again, the urlbar is again broken.
Until the next restart.

The same behavior with Tor Browser 7.5.6 (64-bit Linux).

The behavior does not occur with Tor Browser 6.0.3 (64-bit Linux).
(I don't have an intermediate version tar because of the autoupdate and I can't find another version on the torproject pages.)

The behavior does not occur with Vanilla Firefox 61.0.1 (64-bit Linux).

I always used the TorBrowser's autoupdate, that adopts the configuration,
therefore I don't know when this started.

Since a restart fixes the problem, it is not that dramatic.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 12 months ago by arma

Replying to kowenki:

(I don't have an intermediate version tar because of the autoupdate and I can't find another version on the torproject pages.)

It might not be worth your time to go and bisect everything here, but for your future knowledge, https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/torbrowser/ has packages going back a long ways.

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