default firefox instance not settable by user

Bug #1510044 reported by Jeff Abrahamson on 2015-10-26
This bug affects 1 person
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firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When running more than two firefox profiles at once, the "wrong" instance sometimes handles events.

More specifically, programs that request a new browser tab or window are handled by firefox's idea of the correct instance. But this may not be the instance I want. Typically, a work-around is to copy the URL, close the tab/window, and open a new tab or window in the firefox instance where I want it. (It would be nice to be able to tell firefox which instance I want to use.)

In the even of using ubuntu-bug, even that does not work due to something related to OpenID. The page in the new browser displays "Invalid OpenID transaction". Since the default browser instance doesn't have my launchpad credentials, the only way to file a bug is to quit all firefox instances using profiles other than the profile that has my launchpad credentials.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: firefox 41.0.2+build2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: jeff 3294 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: jeff 3294 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20151016093648
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: i3
Date: Mon Oct 26 12:01:03 2015
DefaultProfileExtensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfileIncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
DefaultProfileLocales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 iTunes Application Detector - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ (rhythmbox-mozilla)
 Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
 [Profile]/<email address hidden>/defaults/preferences/preferences.js
DefaultProfileThemes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-23 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static metric 600 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 600
Profile1Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile1Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 iTunes Application Detector - /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ (rhythmbox-mozilla)
 Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
Profile1PrefSources: prefs.js
Profile1Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile2Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile2Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=41.0.2/20151016093648 (In use)
 Profile1 - LastVersion=41.0.2/20151016093648
 Profile2 - LastVersion=None/None (Out of date)
RelatedPackageVersions: rhythmbox-mozilla 3.2.1-1ubuntu3
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-10-23 (2 days ago) 05/21/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: B220P007
dmi.board.asset.tag: NA ZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01
dmi.board.vendor: ZOTAC
dmi.board.version: XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrB220P007:bd05/21/2014:svnZOTAC:pnZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01:pvrXX:rvnZOTAC:rnZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01:rvrXX:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.: ZBOX-ID92/ZBOX-IQ01
dmi.product.version: XX
dmi.sys.vendor: ZOTAC

Jeff Abrahamson (jeff-purple) wrote :
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