Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#9101 closed defect (fixed)

about:home search is broken

Reported by: mcs Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability
Cc: brade, mikeperry Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


In Tor Browser, the search feature of Mozilla's about:home page does not work. Clicking the Search button does nothing. There are multiple problems:

1) Mozilla uses LocalStorage to pass info about the default search engine to about:home. They only set the info once (during browser "first run") and since the Tor Browser does not write LocalStorage to disk the info is lost.

2) The about:home search code does not support engines which use POST (Startpage is configured to use POST).

Should we remove about:home from the Tor Browser?
Should we fix these problems (probably not too difficult now that we know what they are)?

Child Tickets

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Cc: brade,mikeperrybrade, mikeperry
Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: tbb-usability added; tbb-firefox-patch removed
Resolution: fixed
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

Fixed in ESR45 or earlier.

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