Add the quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more of Firefox 13 in startpage

Bug #1009670 reported by Mozaic on 2012-06-06
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

In Firefox 13, one of new features is quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more. But in Ubuntu custom, we can't have this quick access.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/13.0/releasenotes/

We can find the normal start page if we write about:home in url bar (see screenshot)
The custom start page could be found if we write about:startpage in url bar (see screenshot)

Expected: Add the quick access in about:startpage (see the expected screenshot)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: firefox 13.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272 Analog [ALC272 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: gris 24200 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20120601175215
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf8800000 irq 43'
   Mixer name : 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0272,15580771,00100001 HDA:80862804,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 44
   Simple ctrls : 17
Channel: release
Date: Wed Jun 6 20:54:10 2012
ForcedLayersAccel: False
IfupdownConfig:
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.0.154 dev wlan0 proto static
 169.254.0.0/16 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000
 192.168.0.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.0.4 metric 2
MostRecentCrashID: bp-5749877c-8842-45b7-8436-a602d2120512
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=13.0/20120601175215 (In use)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 icedtea-6-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu1
 rhythmbox-mozilla 2.96-0ubuntu4
 totem-mozilla 3.0.1-0ubuntu21
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 05/05/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: CALPELLACRB.86C.0000.X.0000000000
dmi.board.asset.tag: Tag 12345
dmi.board.name: W760C
dmi.board.vendor: CLEVO Co.
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: CLEVO
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrCALPELLACRB.86C.0000.X.0000000000:bd05/05/2010:svnCLEVOCo.:pnW76OC:pvrNotApplicable:rvnCLEVOCo.:rnW760C:rvrNotApplicable:cvnCLEVO:ct9:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: W76OC
dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
dmi.sys.vendor: CLEVO Co.

Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :
description: updated
Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :
Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :
Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is impossible with the current startpage implementation, as it does not have the privileges required to open any of those items. The only way to make this work is to ditch the remote startpage entirely, and implement a local startpage in a similar way to the Mozilla one. I can't make the decision to do that though, and that is something that's highly unlikely to happen any time in the near future

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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